Lowell Stanford WEMPLE

Male 1913 - 1925  (12 years)


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  • Name Lowell Stanford WEMPLE 
    Born 03 Aug 1913  Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1925  Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father J WEMPLE,   b. 31 Mar 1873, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1940, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Adelia DECIOUS,   b. 07 Dec 1874, Lake City, Modoc County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1960, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1894  Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lowell S. Wemple was a very sensitive boy, who became depressed and discouraged rather easily. His parents had gone to visit Libbie's brother, Frank and his wife Blanche in Lemoore, CA and Lowell wanted to go very much, but was refused. This refusal started a series of events which led to tragedy. Soon thereafter, he got into trouble in school over little or nothing. Just before this, but after he missed the Lemoore trip, he and a friend of his, Claude (Bud) Harwood, were caught stealing cigarettes from the local store and Lowell's older brother, Claude had remarked to him, You'd better be careful. You could end up in prison. When Lowell got into trouble at school, he came home at noon sobbing his heart out. Some of the family were gathered in the kitchen. When they heard Lowell come in the front door sobbing, Marjel Wemple, later Marjel Edwards, Lowell's sister, went to see Lowell and told him that she would get him something to eat. Fixing someone something to eat was always the family cure all for depression, sadness and sickness. Marjel probably had said to Lowell, I'll fix you a sandwich. That'll make you feel better. Lowell went on upstairs. It wasn't long before Claude, Irvin, Marjel and a family friend who were all sitting about the kitchen, heard a report from a .22 rifle. Irvin (Sammy), Lowell's brother, bounded up the stairs, two at a time, followed closely by Claude. They found Lowell mortally wounded. Shortly thereafter, a phone call was placed to Lowell's parents. J.C. and Libby in Lemoore and they hurried home to a sadden and broken hearted family. The pain and heartache of this tragedy still haunts this family, even after all these seventy-one years. DRW

      Lowell died in September of 1925 and he wrote a couple of stories in the spring of that same year that his sister, Deesse Theodore, has kept and treasured these many years. The stories are as follows: A STORY. Once Claude, Heavy (Orville Wemple), Guy (Wemple) and Murph (Fred Wwmple) bilt (sic) a raft and put it on the lake. Then they got on it and went out on the lake. When they got out a little way, the wind came up and drifted them on down to that fense (sic) between Harwoods and Humphries. Guy got sea sick and Heavy was frightened to death. Claude and Murph got a hold of the fense (sic) and pulled them in to shore. When they got in, it was dark.

      The second story is titled: TUMMY BUNNY. Once there was a bunny named Tummy. This was a funny name. The reason why his name was Tummy was because he was a funny bunny. One day Tunny was running down the path merrily, when out jumped Rocket the old hound dog. Rocket jumped right on Tummy. Hey, what's the big idea? said Tummy. I'm catching rabbits, said Rocket. Well, said Tummy, you're going the wrong way because I'm a bunny. What's the difference? said Rocket. A rabbit has a black tail and a bunny has a white tail, answered Tummy. Oh all right, said Rocket, as he walked down the path. Whow (sp), that was close, said Tummy, because I have a black tail. THE END


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