Eliza Jane CHRISTIE

Female 1839 - 1909  (70 years)


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  • Name Eliza Jane CHRISTIE 
    Born 03 Mar 1839  Ingraham County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 01 Apr 1909  Johnstonville, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Milford Cemetery, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I123  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Family Joseph Crawford WEMPLE,   b. 20 Dec 1830, Rotterdam Junction, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1921, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1855  Tomkins, Jackson County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jane WEMPLE,   b. 23 Apr 1856, Adrian, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1942, Elko, NV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. John Barton WEMPLE,   b. 30 Jul 1864, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1931, Susanville, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Cora WEMPLE,   b. 30 Mar 1868, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1870, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. James WEMPLE,   b. 04 Feb 1870, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1870, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. N WEMPLE,   b. 07 May 1871, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1942, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. 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)
     7. Frank Orville WEMPLE,   b. 04 Apr 1875, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1953, Susanville, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Orlo Edmund WEMPLE,   b. 21 Feb 1877, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1928, Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Grandma Jane filed a petition in Lassen County Superior Court trying to get Grandpa Joe committed to an insane asylum which reads as follows:
      Case #555 Plaintiff: Wemple, J.C., etal
      Defendant: Insane 1891
      Complaint and Commitment: Insane
      Filed January 7, 1891 A.J. Long, Clerk by F.W. Ward, Deputy
      To Hon. W.T. Masten, Judge of Superior Court
      Eliza J. Wemple respectfully represents that there is now in said County a person named J.C. Wemple who is insane and by reason of insanity dangerous to be at large and is a proper subject for the Insane Asylum and the said Eliza Jane Wemple being duly sworn deposes and says that the foregoing statement is true; wherefore she prays that such action may be had as the law requires and that the said J.C. Wemple may be sent to the Asylum of California.
      (signed) Eliza Jane Wemple

      Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of January, 1891.

      (signed) J.C. Pardee, District Attorney

      Phyllis Metz, granddaughter of Joseph C. Wemple, found this in the Lassen County records and sent me her hand drafted copy on March 15, 1995. Phyllis' letter had the following paragraph: Anywhere I looked I couldn't find anything else on Jane's complaint. I guess it was just dropped with no action taken, or if any, it wasn't recorded where I could find it.
      It's this compiler's opinion that no action was taken. I suspect that Grandpa Joe had enough influence with the Lassen County officials to just get this thing dropped as the action of an angry, vengeful woman. I would guess that Grandma Jane, after filing the complaint, just let it go with no further action on her part, except she moved out of his home and moved in with her son, Frank, about 6-8 years later.

      Obituary from the Susanville LASSEN ADVOCATE, Friday, 2 April 1909, page 3c4:

      DEATH OF MRS. J.C. WEMPLE

      Another of the pioneer mothers of Honey Lake Valley passed away yesterday morning, April 1st, at the home of her son F.O. Wemple, at Johnstonville. The aged lady had been in poor health for a long time, and her departure hence had been looked for any times before. She came to this valley, if we are correctly informed, in the early sixties, possibly in 1862, and has made her home here ever since that time. She was an exemplary woman, highly respected by all who knew her, and loved for her many estimable qualities by those who knew her best. She was a devoted wife and mother, and by her death she leaves bereaved and aged husband, one daughter, Mrs. Libbie Harris of Elko, Nevada, and five sons - John, N.V., J.C., F.O., and O.E. Wemple, all of whom 'rise up and call her blessed,' and with whom her memory will remain enshrined as a heritage of love.

      Funeral services will be held at the old home in Milford, Saturday.


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