Glendale, California Biographies

Clarence E. Kimlin

††††††† Clarence E. Kimlin, who is a member of the City Council, and the manager of the Glendale Sanitarium and Hospital, was born at Littleton, Colorado, April 22, 1880, a son of Thomas and Rosa E. Kimlin. His father was a native of Martinville, Illinois, and his mother of Breckenridge, Missouri. He was the second of a family of six children, the others being: Osa Taggart, of Martinville, Illinois; W. O. Kimlin, of Arrowsmith, Illinois; Laura, deceased, was the wife of Lloyd Boyd, of Bloomington, Illinois; Elizabeth, wife of C. M. Christy, of Glendale; and Anna Ellen, private secretary to Dr. Harrower, of the Harrower Laboratory, Glendale.

††††††† Mr. Kimlin was reared on his fatherís farm in Illinois, the family having moved from Littleton, Colorado, when he was six years old. He attended the public schools of Bloomington, and at the age of eighteen went to Battle Creek, Michigan, and worked at the Battle Creek Sanitarium for his board, room and tuition, to pay his way through Battle Creek College, after which he became an office employee at the Battle Creek Sanitarium and remained with that institution for twelve years, the last eight years of which he was cashier. In 1912, he went to Seattle, Washington, to attend to some special work which kept him there about one year. In June 1913, he came to Glendale and for three years dealt in real estate in partnership with his father-in-law, Dr. G. I. Royce. In December 1915, he was made manager of the Glendale Sanitarium and Hospital which position he has filled most honorably and efficiently ever since.

††††††† Mr. Kimlin was elected a member of the City Council in June 1921 and is chairman of the committee on public welfare. He is vice-president of the Welfare Council of Glendale, a director of the Chamber of Commerce, and was one of the organizers and a director of the Glendale State Bank.

††††††† Mr. Kimlin was married in Battle Creek, Michigan, December 24, 1902 to Myrtle Royce, a daughter of Dr. G. I. And Anna (Hale) Royce, of 137 Franklin Court, Glendale. Dr. Royce is well known in Southern California as the publisher of The Pacific Poultry Craft. To Mr. and Mrs. Kimlin have been born four children: Marjorie, a graduate of San Fernando Academy, is now taking nurseís training at the Glendale Sanitarium and Hospital; Dorothy died at the age of six and one-half years; Virginia June and Phyllis Elizabeth are grade school pupils. The family is members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, of which Mr. Kimlin is an elder. Their home is at 219 North Isabella Street.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. Pgs. 437-438.