John Kimmey WEMPLE

Male 1835 - 1914  (79 years)


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  • Name John Kimmey WEMPLE 
    Born 10 Feb 1835  New York State Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1914  102 Columbus Street, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Section 4, Lot 100, Oakwood Cemetery, Waco,TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2045  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Abraham WEMPLE,   b. 27 Jun 1799, probably Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1843, probably Albany, NY or MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth KIMMEY,   b. 24 Jan 1798,   d. 25 Jan 1840  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 18 May 1819 
    Family ID F560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Eliza HASKINS,   b. 01 Feb 1847, Dansville, Granger County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1921, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1866  Milford, Ellis County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Edgar WEMPLE,   b. 30 Nov 1866, Red Oak, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1931, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Inez Louise WEMPLE,   b. 24 Feb 1869, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1948, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Ellen Hamill WEMPLE,   b. 01 Apr 1871, Red Oak, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1941, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Loula Meek WEMPLE,   b. 15 Jan 1873, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1913, San Angelo, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. Elizabeth K. WEMPLE,   b. 29 Nov 1875, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1965, Chevy Chase, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Hattie May WEMPLE,   b. 07 May 1878, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1879, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Nora Adele WEMPLE,   b. 27 Nov 1879, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1913, Waco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1858 he removed from New York State to Texas and served with bravery and distinction in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War. He served as a Major and enlisted March 15, 1861, Paris, Texas and discharged in 1865. He served in Company C, Second Texas Regulars. He served the entire war in Trans-Mississippi Department, CSA. He was wounded with a ball in the ankle at the Battle of Clear Fork of the Canadian River, Indian Territory. GJW

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

      . . . He (John Kimmey Wemple) writes, I was five years old when my mother died leaving us, her children, to the cold charity of the world and a mother's dying love our only legacy. I was adopted and raised by a family by the name of Westervelt and stayed with them until I was 18 years old, then I learned the harness and saddle-maker's trade in Albany, NY, and in 1858 came to Texas; went all through the Confederate war as a soldier and after the war I came back to Texas. I married at Milford, Ellis County, Texas and moved to Waco in 1871.

      Obituary published in the Waco Daily Times-Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1914 and sent to the compiler by Michael L. Wemple, Bay City, MI on 24 February, 2003:

      Death claimed another pioneer resident of Waco, when Major J. K. Wemple, aged 7!, died last evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Crow, 1902 Columbus street. The funeral took place from the Crow home at 3 o'clock this afternoon, interment being made at Oakwook, Rev. C. T. Caldwell officiating. The pall bearers are: N. D. Durst, Dick Stone, Tom Padgitt, George C. Slade, Richard Jurney and Alf Edwards.

      Though he had been in ill health for some time, Major Wemple had been confined to his bed only since last Tuesday. A pronounced change for the worse became apparent yesterday afternoon, dissolution occurring at the hour above named. Born in New York state, he came to Texas and served in the Confederate army with bravery and distinction, enlisting at Paris, Texas. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Hoskins at Milford. For more than three decades he was employed by the Tom Padgitt company, being one of the most faithful of the many employees of this big firm.

      Major Wemple had been a resident of Waco for 43 years, and during that very lengthy period he formed a very wide circle of intimate friends and acquaintances. He belonged to the old school.



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