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Robert J. Hemphill
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Birth: 1827
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1870
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Robert J. Hemphill, 42 years old --
Burial Date 07/02/1870

ROBERT J HEMPHILL (1827 - 29 June 1870; bur Laurel Hill Cem Sec B Lot 73; Gentleman; 653 N 10th St; 43 years old)
wife MARY JANE HEMPHILL (b. RI? MA? - 18 Feb 1918; bur: Laurel Hill Cem Sec B lot 73). Dau Agnes Hemphill Stetson bur Laurel Hill Sec B Lot 73 17 Jun 1929

(Might be the Robert J. Hemphill, who married Mary Leatherman on 20 May 1859. Also, might be the son of Matthew Hemphill.)


HEMPHILL - On the 29th ultimo, ROBERT J. HEMPHILL, in the 43rd year of his age. The relatives and male friends of the family; also, Concordia Lodge, No. 67, A.Y.M.; Heneoses Adelphon Lodge, No. 28; Siloam Encampment, No. 17, I.O.O.F.; are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, No. 653 North Tenth st., on Saturday morning, July 2, at 9 o'clock. [Public Ledger Fri
July 1 1870]

Obituary:
DAILY EVENING BULLETIN (PHILADELPHIA, Pa)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1870

Robert J. Hemphill, who, from the year 1849 to 1863, was Secretary to the Board of Controllers of Public Schools, died yesterday at his residence in this city. He entered the employment of the Board as a messenger boy. When Thomas B. Florence relinquished the Secretaryship of the Board, Mr. Hemphill was elected to fill his place. Mr. Hemphill was an active local Democratic politician. When ousted by the fortune that had so long befriended him, he accepted a clerkship in the Highway Department, and at the same time entered into the retail coal trade. He served one term as Chairman of the Democratic City Executive Committee, subsequent to his retirement from the Secretaryship of the Board of Control. He died in the prime of life, leaving a family to lament their untimely bereavement.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915
Name: Robert J Hemphill
Birth Date: abt 1827
Death Date: 29 Jun 1870
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 43
Burial Date: 2 Jul 1870
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Gentleman
Street Address: 653 North 10th St
Cemetery: Laurel Hill Cemetery
Marital Status: Married
FHL Film Number: 1994772

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Robert J Hemphill Sec B Lot 73
Burial Date 06/30/1870
Mary J Hemphill Sec B Lot 73 (Robt J's wife) Burial Date 02/18/1918
(Ann, Sec B Lot 73 bur 2/30/1853)
Samuel Hemphill Sec B Lot 73 Burial Date 05/27/1845
Samuel F Hemphill Sec B Lot 73 bur date 08/06/1853
Annie G. Hemphill Sec B Lot 73 Burial Date 01/22/1856
Mary Ann Hemphill Sec B Lot 73 Burial Date 05/27/1845

1870 (Jul) United States Federal Census Philadelphia Ward 13 District 38
Robert Hemphill 40 (b. ~1830) b. Pennsylvania no occ $15.000
Mary Hemphill 37 (b. ~1833) b. Pennsylvania keeping house
Mary Hemphill 21 (b. ~1849) b. Pennsylvania at home
Emma Hemphill 15 (b. ~1855) b. Pennsylvania at school
Lilly Hemphill 13 (b. ~1857) b. Pennsylvania at school
Agnese Hemphill 8 (b. ~1862) b. Pennsylvania
Ellen Heenan 24 b. Ireland domestic servant
Frank Drouin 2/12



Note from Jeanie Hemphill:
Don't know what happened to Emma and Lilly. They started school, and Emma taught, but they must have died, no D.C. yet. Ihey're not living in later census per mother Mary's account of children living...
Lillie W. Hemphill entered Hancock School per Phila records
Jul 7 1869 Emma J Hemphill admited to Normal School.

Noted in Philadelphia history:

1870
June 29. Robert J. Hemphill, secretary to the Board of School Controllers from 1849-1862, dies.

He died in Philadelphia, PA

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Buried in the same lot:
Robert J Hemphill b. 1827
Section B Lot 73

Samuel Hemphill
Section B Lot 73

Samuel F Hemphill
Section B Lot 73

Ann Hemphill
Section B Lot 73

Annie G Hemphill
Section B Lot 73

Margaret Hemphill
Section B Lot 73

Mary Ann Hemphill
Section B Lot 73

Mary J Hemphill - wife
Section B Lot 73







 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel S. Hemphill (____ - 1845)
  Ann Hemphill (1805 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Hemphill (1825 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Frank Hemphill (1852 - 1853)*
  Agnes Hemphill Stetson (1864 - 1929)*
 
 Sibling:
  Robert J. Hemphill (1827 - 1870)
  Samuel F Hemphill (1836 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section B Lot 73
 
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Oct 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43637688
Robert J. Hemphill
Added by: Meges
 
Robert J. Hemphill
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Robert J. Hemphill
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Added by: Russ Dodge
 
 
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