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Oliver John Semmes
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1839
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1918
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

Oliver John Semmes was born at Norfolk, VA, August 29, 1839, son of Raphael Semmes and Anne E. Spencer. Raphael Semmess was an admiral of the Confederate States Navy, commander of the Sumter and the Alabama. Judge Semmes himself, also served throughout the civil war.

Judge Semmes, who for forty years was a judge in the court system of Mobile, died there on Jan. 19, 1918. Although in ill health he was re-elected to his unbroken record February of 1917, but shortly afterward retired. During his lifetime, he was a prominent Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias.

At the time of his passing, he was survived by one son, Judge Olive J Semmes, Jr of Pensacola; one daughter, Mrs Amante Semmes Finley, of Memphis Tennessee; three sisters: Mrs Electra Semmes Colsson of Mobile; Mrs Luke Wright of Memphis, Tennessee and Mrs Charles B Bryan of Memphis; one brother: Raphael Semmes, of Montgomery, Alabama, several grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Raphael Semmes (1809 - 1877)
  Anne E. Spencer Semmes (1819 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Amante Gaines Semmes (1849 - 1889)
 
 Children:
  Oliver John Semmes (1876 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oliver John Semmes (1839 - 1918)
  Electra Louisa Semmes Colston (1843 - 1925)*
  Raphael Semmes (1849 - 1918)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:

Mark the perfect man,
For the end of that man is peace.
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: sticksandstones
Record added: Sep 01, 2012
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Oliver John Semmes
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Oliver John Semmes
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- Wisteria
 Added: Apr. 10, 2013
 
 
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