William Lester WEMPLE

Male 1877 - 1933  (56 years)


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  • Name William Lester WEMPLE 
    Born 22 May 1877  Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1933  Somerville, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Graves #1 & #2, East 1/2 & West 1/2, Lot 152, Waverly East Cemetery, Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2829  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Francis Holland WEMPLE,   b. 17 Aug 1840, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1921, Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann CARTER,   b. 22 Sep 1850, Jersey County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1899, Waverly, Morgan County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 08 Dec 1870  Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy GUNNELS,   b. Abt 1880, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1966, Somerville, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1910  Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Margaret WEMPLE,   b. 02 May 1911, probably New York City Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1988, probably Sumerville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Francis Holland WEMPLE,   b. 01 Apr 1914, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Anthony WEMPLE,   b. 29 Dec 1921, Bridgewater, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 2001, Bridgewater, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Lester Wemple graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, Illinois, in 1898 with a degree of Bachelor of Science. In 1903 he graduated from Harvard Law School with a degree of Bachelor of Law. In 1904 he was admitted to the New York State bar and practiced until 1909, when he was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the southern district, State of New York, serving 2 years. In 1911 he was appointed by President William H. Taft, U.S. Attorney in charge of customs in New York, serving until 1914. He was associated with J.W.H. Crim of Martinville, NY, in the practice of law for several years with offices at 30 Broad Street, Newark, NJ. He later became associated with the law firm of Worcester & Saxe, and in 1929 resumed private practice of law at 76 William Street, specializing in customs law. He was a member of American Bar Association of New York City; the Harvard Club & Union Club of New York; the Metropolitan Club of Washington, DC; the Raritan Valley Country Club. He was chairman of the New York Draft Board in New York during WW I. In 1919 he removed from New York City to the McMicken farm on old Pluckemin-bound Brook Road (renamed Foothill Road), Somerville, NY.

      His wife graduated from Smead School, Toledo, Ohio. She studied painting in Paris and Rome, and received a diploma from the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liege, Belgium. She was Chairman of New Jersey Chapter, American Artists Professional League and directed the first American Art Week in New Jersey. She also started the annual Summer show of New Newaed and Montclair Art Museums.


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