Gravestone of Lydia A. Kimball replaced at Wentworth Cemetery in Hiram

One day last year the staff of Hiram Town Office received an unusual gift – the broken gravestone of Lydia A. Kimball, who died in 1856. The Hiram Historical Society stored the stone in Great Ossipee Museum and contacted Jessica Davis, cemetery restorationist, who lives nearby in Brownfield, ME. She agreed to make a base for the stone and replace it in the appropriate cemetery plot.


Research revealed that Lydia A. Kimball was the daughter of Reuben and Bethia Cram Kimball, was born May 25, 1856, and died November 23, 1856, and that all were buried in Wentworth Cemetery on Hampshire Street.


On Sunday, July 26, 2020, Lydia A. Kimball was “reunited” with her parents.


Sally Willams, President, Hiram Historical Society