Walter Kime, son of Henry C. Kime and Sarah Ann Barnhiser Kime, was born circa 1859 in Williams County, Ohio. His older twin brothers were born in Bryan, Pulaski Township in 1857. By 1862, the family lived in Superior Township.
Walter's father, Henry C. Kime , age 31, mustered in on August 26, 1862 for three years of service. He died on June 22, 1863 from wounds received on May 16, 1863 at the Battle of Champion Hills Mississippi. Walter was only three when his father died. He probably had little memory of him.
I do want to mention that the Kime surname is sometimes seen as Kimes. In fact, Walter is listed on Find A Grave as Walter Kimes.
Sometime between 1862 and 1870, Walter's mother, Sarah, moved the family to Wyandot County, Ohio. Her parents, John Barnhiser and Susannah Brown Barnhiser, lived in the county as did her sister, Susan Barnhiser Clabaugh. Sarah, purchased land in Ridge Township where the first red star is located. Her parents lived in Carey, Crawford Township and her sister and her family in Tymochtee Township. As a recently widowed mother, there was family support nearby.
Walter lived on a farm with a school down the street. He is enumerated in the 1870 census; however is missing on the 1880. He did attend the local school.
On August 23, 1922, Walter's daughter, thirty seven year old, Nora Bell Kime Eckleberry died of tuberculosis. She was at the Irene Bryon Sanitorium located in Fort Wayne, Perry Township, Allen County, Indiana. She was buried August 25, 1922 at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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