Scott Quackenbush WEMPLE

Male 1866 - 1937  (71 years)


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  • Name Scott Quackenbush WEMPLE 
    Born 14 Feb 1866  Schenectady, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jul 1937  Flint, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1387  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Oliver S. WEMPLE,   b. 21 Sep 1833, South Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret E. MILLER,   b. 1840,   d. 1900  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 09 Oct 1855 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henrietta TIEGEL,   b. 17 May 1873,   d. 31 May 1946, Netcong, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 05 Feb 1890 
    Children 
     1. Mabel G. WEMPLE,   b. 13 May 1891,   d. Abt 1896  (Age 4 years)
     2. Earl Scott WEMPLE,   b. 19 Nov 1892, Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1947, Netcong, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Jay Clinton WEMPLE,   b. 12 Aug 1894, Schenectady, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1943, Netcong, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. Walter Irving WEMPLE,   b. 10 Jul 1895, Schenectady, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1954, Netcong, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clara Belle UNKNOWN,   b. Abt 1880,   d. Bef 1965  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1910  probably Flint, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mabel WEMPLE,   b. 1909
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine MYRES,   b. 1878, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1973  (Age < 94 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1918  Grand Rapind, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to his granddaugher, Mary Josephine Wemple Nystrand, Scott deserted his wife and family of three sons sometime after Mabel, his daughter, died of burns suffered from the family wood heater. He left home sometime after 1895 and the family didn't hear from him for the next thirty years or so. He wrote a letter to his sons about 1936-37. None of the family answered his letter. In the letter his told of his employment at General Motors in Flint, MI. The family was unaware of his death in July of 1937 and it was in 1996 that the compiler made contact with the County Recorder's Office in Flint, MI and determined the date of his death and the fact that he was buried in Flint, MI. On the death certificate, a second wife, which proceeded him in death, was listed. There was no marriage certificate on record for the second marriage of Scott. It is entirely possible that there was never a second marriage, that he decided to just live with this second woman. It is entirely possible that a daughter survived from Scott's second marriage, as a woman claimed his body. DRW

      When Mabel was burned, she ran screaming from her house in flames with only the adults in pursuit and her three young siblings never saw her again. For months afterward, Earl and Walter put cookies in a window for her as a gift, even though they knew that their sister was dead. Some kind adult continued to take the cookies so that the boys thought that their sister was coming to eat their offering. DRW

      Information and obituary sent to the compiler on 20 April 1999 by Carol Keane of Flushing, MI:

      An article from the FLINT JOURNAL, Sunday, July 18, 1937:

      A victim of a heart attack, Scott Wemple, 72, of 417 1/2 West 2nd Avenue died at his home at 6 p.m. Saturday after returning from a trip downtown.

      Police were informed that Wemple was seized with the attack just after he got in the house. He managed to reach a sofa where he dropped dead. Coroner Sutherland said death resulted from a heart attack.

      From the same newspaper, dated Monday, July 19, 1937:

      SCOTT WEMPLE, 71, died Saturday, July 17, 1937, at the residence 417 W. 2nd Avenue. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday July 19, 1937 from Groves & Company funeral home, The Reverand Bryce officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills. He lived in Flint for the last 28 years. Surviving is: One daughter, Mrs. Joseph Noble of Goshen, Indiana.

      Carol Keane found the following information also:

      The 1910 Census shows Scott at a residence in the city of Flint dated 15 April 1901. Scott aged 48 years 4 months. He and his parents were born in England. Immigrated in 1885. He works as a grinder at a auto factory. Not out of work for the previous year. He reads, writes and is renting his home.

      Wife, Clara age 21 years 4 months. She and parents born in NY. She is able to read and write.

      Daughter, Mabel, age 2. She was born in NY.

      The 1920 census shows the following information:

      Scott Wemple was a roomer in Pontiac, MI, age 58 married, reads and writes. He and his parents were born in NY. A foreman in an automobile factory.

      Carol Keane continues: Meanwhile in Flint 1-15-1920, (_eherina) (?) (?) Sabrina Wimple is head of rented home, age 41, born MI. Father German and spoke German and mother French speaking French. She spoke English. Stepdaughter, Mabel in home age 11. Attended school, reads and writes. She and parents born in NY.

      On 21 April 1999, Carol Keane wrote the following email letter:

      I'll see what I can find out (about Scott's Michigan descendants), but so far all I know is they live(d) in Goshen, Indiana. I went to the cemetery today and found Scott. All it said was Scott Wemple 2-14-1866 7-17-1937. It was an individual lot bought by Mrs. Joseph Noble. I checked. No other Wemples buried there. No Clara or Sabrina near by either. I forgot to ask about Clara Belle. . . .


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