Timothy Kimball settled in St.
Petersburg July, 1874.
by boat from New Orleans. His mother, Emily and three sisters arrived
months later. He was one of the first white men to settle in
County. He quickly built a hut on Maximo Point and directed
truck farming and growing citrus. He was never interested in the
affairs of the city, preferring to live a quite and humble life. He
also never married.
During his fifty-nine years here he quietly watched as the buildings
sprang up and the city grew larger. He saw the first train roll into
St. Petersburg and was one of the first and longest subscribers to the
St. Petersburg Times, having received the papers first issue.
Mr. Kimball died in June of 1933, at the age of 76, in his house just a few yards from the original hut. His sister Mrs. Ida Compas, who lived with him was his only survivor. He was buried at the Glenoak Cemetery where he was a trustee.
Author: Linda Flowers
Source: St. Petersburg Times; History of Pinellas Peninsula by John A. Bethell