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Sunday, August 2, 2015

WEMPLE family

This family photo was located today at an antique fair at the Washington County Fairgrounds in New York State.

This is no indication of where the photo was taken. But the back of the photo identifies each of the subjects. (Dates added by me, from other sources.) From Left to Right:
Rose Wemple Briggs (1854-1919)
Bertha Wemple Briggs (1867-1949)
Thirza Wemple Hoag (1852-1939)
Esther Wemple Culver (1850-1921)
Evelyn (1831-1914) and Abram Wemple (1823-1913) has this entire family listed and most are buried in Schenectady County NY.

Father Abram I. Wemple was an undertaker by trade, in the small town of Quaker Street which is near Delanson, New York. The following obituary on him offers facts about his family.

QUAKER STREET. (Special to The Gazette.) QUAKER STREET, March 24. - A. I. Wemple, for many years a resident of this village, died Friday morning at 5 o'clock in his 90th year. He was respected by all who knew him. He had been failing in health for some time and his death was not unexpected. 

He and his wife, who survives him had been making their home for two or three years with his daughters, Mrs. W. C. Briggs and Mrs. J. C. Briggs, both of this village, and it was at the residence of Mrs. W. C. Briggs that he passed away.

Besides his wife and two daughters above referred to he leaves two other daughters, Mrs. C. Culver of this village and Mrs. Thirza M. Hoag of Binghamton. The funeral services were held from the house today at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. M. Brown, pastor of the Christian Church, of which Mr. Wemple had for many years been a member, officiated. Burial was made in Grove Cemetery, this village.

Abram is a son of Isaac Wemple and Margaretta Bradt. In 1850, he married Evelyn Wilbur.

Bertha married John Calvin Briggs.
Rosa Wemple married Wilson Cyrus Briggs (brother to Bertha's husband.)
Thirza Wemple married Ira Hoag.
Etta (Ester) Wemple married Charles A. Culver.

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