I. B. Kimbrell was born in Irving, Kentucky, September
8, 1862. He first went to school at Ayers' Academy, College
Hill, Ky., and in 1872 his father, a farmer, removed to Galloway
The subject of this sketch finished his
education at Central College, Fayette, Mo., completing his course with
Mr. Kimbrell began the practice of law when
he was twenty-four years old, locating in Aurora, Mo., and from there
went to Webb City, where he practiced for a while. In 1891 he
came to Kansas City, where he has ever since remained.
Mr. Kimbrell has always been an active worker
for the success of the Republican party, and in 1901 his party loyalty
was rewarded and his ability recognized by appointment to the position
of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.
He married Miss Lillian Lease in 1888 at
Centralia, Mo., and is the father of four children, Kate, Lorna,