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Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell

Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell

Posted: 17 Aug 1999 9:29AM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 10:40PM GMT
Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell was an important figure in Wyoming history. She left Wyoming in 1903 and moved at some point thereafter to Atascadero, California where she was living until at least 1947. Would anyone having information about her please get in touch with me? Thanks in advance for any information you could provide.

Glendelene Myrtle Kimmell

Geoff Dobson (View posts)
Posted: 21 Apr 2001 7:30AM GMT
Miss Kimmell died Sept. 12, 1949. Date of birth was 6/21/79, not 1880 as frequently shown.

Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell

Posted: 22 Apr 2001 3:14PM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 10:40PM GMT
Dear Mr. Dobson:
Thank you so very much for your reply to my query. Could I inquire how you come to know about Ms. Kimmell? I am engaged in some in depth research about her, and am very anxious to talk to someone who could provide any information. Do you know much about her life during her time in California? Please reply as soon as possible. Thanks so very much. -- Carol Bowers

Glendolene Kimmell

Posted: 30 May 2001 9:40AM GMT
Edited: 1 Jul 2001 4:00AM GMT
Is this Glendolene Kimmell the person associated with Tom Horn and who was listed as being portrayed in the movie? If so, I would be interested in family information concerning her as I believe she was a cousin to my grandmother. Thanks.

Re: Glendolene Kimmell

Posted: 5 Jul 2001 2:03PM GMT
Yes, the Glendolene Kimmell of whom I inquired is the one associated with Tom Horn. I would like very much to visit with you. You may e-mail me directly at or contact me at my office at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center at (307) 766-2580. If you wish to e-mail me a daytime telephone number I would be happy to call you. It would be much easier to share information via telephone, as I have much information I can provide, and some things I would like to send you.

I will look forward to visiting with you soon.

Carol Bowers
Reference Archivist
American Heritage Center
Laramie, WY 82072

Re: Glendolene Kimmell

Dale tyson (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jun 2002 1:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm looking for any information available regarding Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell,Tom Horn and tom's relative's.I have good reason to believe I'm related.I even have some quotes passed down from generation-generation from Tom that i've never seen printed anywhere

Re: Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell

Don Greenhill (View posts)
Posted: 7 Apr 2003 5:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
is there any truth to the story of Glendolene being part hawiian

Re: Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell

Carol Bowers (View posts)
Posted: 7 Apr 2003 7:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Don:

The Hawaiian thing is just a complete myth. Glendolene was as Caucasian as she could be and a bit of a blue blood. I have no idea where the Hawaiian thing came from, but it was probably another embellishment added by Joe LeFors and Company to spice up the egregious Tom Horn "confession." There is no evidence that Glendolene even visited Hawaii at any time in her life. She came to Wyoming two years after graduating from high school in Hannibal, Missouri. Her father, her older brother and her baby sister died when she was very young and she and her mother lived with her maternal grandparents, Jonathan and Charlotte Pierce, in Hannibal, Missouri until she left home to come to Wyoming. After resigning her post at the Iron Mountain school in the wake of the murder of the Nickell boy, she returned to Hannibal, then worked in St. Louis as a stenographer. She returned to Wyoming briefly in 1903 to try to convince the governor to pardon Horn. She was arrested and charged with perjury for her efforts. Once Horn was executed, the prosecuting attorney dropped the charges against her, saying he had made a mistake. Glendolene then resided in Denver for awhile and then lived out the remainder of her life in California, living at first in Atascadero with her mother and then, in her later years, she became quite ill and resided at the Sunshine Rest Home in Long Beach until the time of her death in 1949. She was very poor for most of her adult life, so I don't think she was likely to have been sailing off for Hawaii or anywhere else.
Thanks for your inquiry.

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