Jay Cady WEMPLE

Male 1827 - 1887  (60 years)


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  • Name Jay Cady WEMPLE 
    Born 11 Apr 1827  Fort Hunter, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 07 Sep 1887  Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lot 10290, Section 149, The Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1161  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Ephraim WEMPLE,   b. 12 Nov 1786,   d. 26 Dec 1838, Fort Hunter, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Martha EARL,   b. 23 Sep 1791,   d. 25 Feb 1865  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1811 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Jane NEVINS,   b. Abt 1830,   d. 16 Oct 1910, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1852 
    Children 
     1. Ida W. WEMPLE,   b. 20 Jun 1853, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1854, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Alonzo Earle WEMPLE,   b. 05 Dec 1854, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1904  (Age 49 years)
     3. Edwin Cassius WEMPLE,   b. 12 Feb 1859, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1903, Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. Martha E. WEMPLE,   b. Mar 1861, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1937, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     5. Jay Cady WEMPLE,   b. Oct 1867, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1869, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1845, he founded the Jay C. Wemple Company of New York and Chicago, which manufactured the Wemple's Spring Window Shade Roller under the trade name of Eclipse. GJW

      The following is from an unpublished manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. and written by William Barent Wemple II, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913.

      His birth occurred on the old homestead farm about one mile east of the village of Fort Hunter. When fourteen years of age he left home and engaged as a clerk in the dry-goods business in Schenectady, NY, where he remained for two years. He then went to New York City and worked for his board and lodging with a shade painter and perfected himself in that trade. In 1845 he went to work for Oliver W. Woodford, in the shade business, at 58 Catherine Street. In 1849 he received an interest in the business, became a full partner in 1855 and in 1861 bought out his partner and acquired the entire business. He established the Jay C. Wemple Shade Company, with headquarters in New York City and Chicago, IL, which is now continued by his sons, and in this line he accumulated several millions of dollars.


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