Emmet Leroy WEMPLE

Male 1848 - 1907  (58 years)


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  • Name Emmet Leroy WEMPLE 
    Born 18 Jun 1848  Jamestown, Chautaugua County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1907  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grave SO-1/2 Lot 272, Section H, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1825  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Henry Alexander WEMPLE,   b. 25 Aug 1819, Oneida County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1898, San Jose, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth SMILEY,   b. 21 Feb 1824, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1871, Sutter County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 25 May 1845  New York State Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Isabella GUNN,   b. 15 Apr 1852, Woonsocket, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1909, San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1874  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emmet Leroy WEMPLE,   b. 13 Feb 1875, Nortonville, Conta Costa County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1945, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Muriel Annie WEMPLE,   b. 13 Jul 1876, Antioch, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1946, Santa Barbara, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Mary Edna WEMPLE,   b. 19 Aug 1880, Antioch, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1958, San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emmet L. Wemple I was for many years recognized as one of the leading surgeons of San Francisco, and was one of the founders of the Clara Barton Hospital of that city. During the earthquake of 1906, it is said that that through overwork caring for his patients, he over taxed himself and suffered ill heath, eventually resulting in his collapse and death. About 1876 he moved from the mining town of Nortonville, CA and moved to Antioch, CA and built a residence there. GJW

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

      . . .; he lived with his parents until 1862, when he left his home and went to work for a sheep-raiser; continued there for three months and then did farm work till the fall of 1863, at which time he entered the Marysville high school, remaining there one year; he then passed the examinations in Yuba City for teacher's certificate receiving a second grade and immediately began teaching school; he taught for eight months and then went to (the) University of Pacific in San Jose, for a year; he again taught school for a term and then entered the California State Norman School. graduated in 1868 and resumed teaching; abandoned the profession in 1870 to enter the Cooper Medical College from which he graduated in 1873; during his term as medical student he served in the capacity of resident physician of the U. S. Marine Hospital in San Francisco; after graduating he went to Nortonville, Contra Costa County, and engaged in the practice of medicine; on April 15, 1874, he was married to Annie Isabelle Gunn; he removed from Nortonville to Antioch in 1876 and while here he served from 1879 to 1881 a school superintendent for the county of Contra Costa; on May 17, 1889 they left Antioch for San Francisco where they now reside; the doctor has a State wide reputation and a lucrative practice. His wife was born in Woonsocket, RI, April 15, 1852.


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