Born in Milford, Lassen, CA Died in Susanville, Lassen, CA
THE LESSEN ADVACOTE, January 20, 1942
DEATH TAKES LASSEN PIONEER-JUDGE N. WEMPLE Dies Monday; Brief illness-Life is Paralleled to History of County. N.V. Wemple member of a pioneer family of Lassen County which is closely connected with the very growth of this section of California, died at the Riverside Hospital last night near 10:30 o'clock, leaving the community saddened with the knowledge that it had lost one of its best known and useful citzens. Wemple, who was nearing his severty-first birthday, was born in Milford, Lessen County on May 7 1871, the sons of Mr. and Mrs.Joseph Crawford Wemple. Joseph was one the sturdy pioneers who came to Lassen County and aided in develoing his adapted town and county.
N.V., as he was know to so many, received his elementary education in the public schools of Milford and graduated from San Jose State Normal College. On August 14, 1892, he and Pearl Bronson were united in marriage. To this happy union were born the following children: Orville E., Guy B., Fred, Lyle E. Maude, Percy N. and Bernice M. Wemple. Wemple was engaged in farming and livestock business until 1903. At that time he was elected to the Assessor's office of Lassen County in which capacity he served for two four-year terms. He retired from public life at the end of the second term and took up ranching at Milford. In 1920 Wemple started the Wemple Lumber and Warehouse Company at Litchfield. It was while in this business that he was elected to the Assembly of the California State Legislature in 1925, serving his county well for two terms. Always active in civic and lodge circles, he was a past master of Janesville Lodge No. 232 of the F. and A. M. (Free and Accepted Masons) and a member of the Knights of Templar. Following his service in the Legislature, he returned to Lassen County and was appointed to the office of Justice of the Peace of Honey Lake Township in 1933. Wemple was still faithfully carrying on his duties in this capacity at the time of his death. SURVIVORS He leaves, of his immediate family, his wife, Pearl, one daughter Bernice, who is now employed in Sacramento, three sons, Guy of Fallon, Fred of Milford and Lyle of Susanville, one brother, Frank O. Wemple, who is now Lassen County Assessor and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Harris of Elko, Nevada. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Naomi and Nadene Wemple, Gynith, Phyllis, Frank and Dana Wemple. Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist Church by the local lodge of Masons Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment will be in the family plot at the Milford Cemetery. Morrill Mortuary is in charge of the funeral arrangements.