N WEMPLE

Male 1871 - 1942  (70 years)


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  • Name N WEMPLE 
    Born 07 May 1871  Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jan 1942  Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I128  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Eliza Jane CHRISTIE,   b. 03 Mar 1839, Ingraham County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1909, Johnstonville, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1855  Tomkins, Jackson County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Pearl BRONSON,   b. 19 Apr 1874, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1968, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1892  Milford, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Orville Earl WEMPLE,   b. 28 Sep 1893, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1940, Fallon, Churchill County, NV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Guy Bronson WEMPLE,   b. 07 Oct 1895, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1982, Hospital, Reno, Washoe County, NV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Fred WEMPLE,   b. 29 Mar 1898, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1956, Janesville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Lyle Elmer WEMPLE,   b. 04 Aug 1900, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1980, Reno, Washoe County, NV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Maude WEMPLE,   b. 19 Sep 1907, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1919, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     6. Percy Nolan WEMPLE,   b. 03 Sep 1910, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1922, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     7. Bernice Marguerite WEMPLE,   b. 26 Feb 1913, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 2007, Apple Gate, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Yes, his name was simply N.V. It is said that when N attended college, he had quite a time with a professor convincing him that N.V. was his only and correct name. Claude C. Wemple always referred to him simply as Uncle N.

      N.V. Wemple was judge of the Justice Court in Susanville from 1933 until the time of his death. He represented the Second District in the California State Assembly from 1924-1928 and he was Lassen County Assessor for several years before that. He graduated from San Jose State Normal College about 1875.

      N.V. hired his brother-in-law, Will Bronson in 1905 to build him a house in Milford. Nearby, N also had Will build a small single room home for his father, Joseph Crawford Wemple. Joseph died in this small home. For several years about 1940-1955, Hazel Wemple, niece of N, used this building for the Milford Post Office. Donald Jay Wemple, grand-nephew of N. lived in N's big house until his death in 1995. As of this writing his widow, Gay is living in this house. DRW

      An article from the special edition of the LASSEN ADVOCATE CENTENNIAL EDITION, July 9, 1965:

      Wemple, N.V. (1871-1942) Engaged in farming in Honey Lake Valley. Assessor of Lassen County 1906-1914, judge of the Honey Lake judicial District 1934-1942, member of the State Assembly from the Second District 1924-1928.

      Obituary from THE LASSEN ADVOCATE, January 20, 1942:

      DEATH TAKES LASSEN PIONEER - JUDGE N. WEMPLE Dies Monday; Brief Illness - Life is Paralleled to History of County. N.V. Wemple, member of a pioneer family of Lassen County which is closely connected with the very growth of this section of California, died at the Riverside Hospital last night near 10:30 o'clock. leaving the community saddened with the knowledge that it had lost one of its best known and useful citizens. Wemple, who was nearing his seventy-first birthday, was born in Milford, Lassen County on May 7, 1871, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Crawford Wemple. Joseph was one of the sturdy pioneers who came to Lassen County and aided in developing his adapted town and county.

      EDUCATION

      N.V., as he was know to so many, received his elementary education in the public schools of Milford and graduated from San Jose State Normal College. On August 14, 1892, he and Pearl Bronson were united in marriage. To this happy union were born the following children: Orville E., Guy B., Fred, Lyle E. Maude, Percy N. and Bernice M. Wemple. Wemple was engaged in farming and livestock business until 1903. At that time he was elected to the Assessor's office of Lassen County in which capacity he served for two four-year terms. He retired from public life at the end of the second term and took up ranching at Milford. In 1920 Wemple started the Wemple Lumber and Warehouse Company at Litchfield. It was while in this business that he was elected to the Assembly of the California State Legislature in 1925, serving his county well for two terms. Always active in civic and lodge circles, he was a past master of Janesville Lodge No. 232 of the F. and A. M. (Free and Accepted Masons) and a member of the Knights of Templar. Following his service in the Legislature, he returned to Lassen County and was appointed to the office of Justice of the Peace of Honey Lake Township in 1933. Wemple was still faithfully carrying on his duties in this capacity at the time of his death.

      SURVIVORS

      He leaves, of his immediate family, his wife, Pearl, one daughter Bernice, who is now employed in Sacramento, three sons, Guy of Fallon, Fred of Milford and Lyle of Susanville, one brother, Frank O. Wemple, who is now Lassen County Assessor and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Harris of Elko, Nevada. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Naomi and Nadene Wemple, Gynith, Phyllis, Frank and Dana Wemple. Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist Church by the local lodge of Masons Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment will be in the family plot at the Milford Cemetery. Morrill Mortuary is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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