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James Leon De Fremery
Birth: Sep. 14, 1858
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1911
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Well known social leader and Philanthropist. Born on family estate, "The Grove" at Oakland, Ca. Graduated, University of California, Berkeley, 1882, with the highest honors in Chemistry. After graduation he went to Heidelberg, Germany, where he received his PhD in Chemistry. He married in Utrecht, Holland, Wilhelmine Henriette Suermondt. In 1886, they came to the United States and settled in New York where five children were born. James Leon owned a paint factory in Carteret, New York. They also had a summer house at White Lake, New York. In 1904 they left New York to go to California so that James could manage the large estate left him by his father as well as to live at "The Grove" the de Fremery family home in Oakland. He was President of the de Fremery Wharf and Land Company in Oakland and of the James de Fremery Company, an importing business in San Francisco. Member of Pacific Union Club. Gave family estate to city of Oakland to be used as a park, now known as de Fremery Park. In 1911 at the age of 53 years, he developed severe stomach trouble and had an operation performed. He also had an acute attack of pneumonia and died in the Adler Sanitarium in San Francisco. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacobus (James) Petrus De Fremery (1826 - 1899)
  Virginie Therese Herckenrath De Fremery (1824 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilhelmine Henriette Suermondt De Fremery (1860 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  James De Fremery (1888 - 1965)*
  Leon Florent De Fremery (1889 - 1984)*
  Adolph Edward De Fremery (1892 - 1957)*
  Virginie Elinor De Fremery Gorrill (1893 - 1975)*
  Paul William De Fremery (1898 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leon James De Fremery (1855 - 1857)*
  Adele Virginie De Fremery Van Loben Sels (1857 - 1913)*
  James Leon De Fremery (1858 - 1911)
  Florent William De Fremery (1863 - 1878)*
  Herman Rudolph De Fremery (1866 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: de Fremery Family Plot
 
Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Jun 12, 2003
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James Leon De Fremery
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James Leon De Fremery
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