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William Wimberly
Birth: Feb. 10, 1870
Tobaccoport
Stewart County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1950
Houston Heights
Harris County
Texas, USA

Will was second of eight children born to Martha Ann Frances (nee Jones) and William Wimberley (spelling later changed to Wimberly). He was raised on a farm overlooking the Cumberland River and graduated from Cumberland University in Tennessee. He and three brothers, Stonewall, Jim and Luther, arrived in Houston by train, saw the land on Heights Boulevard at 7th Street, liked it and bought it. They opened one of the first grocery stores in the Heights about 1895. Will married Mamie Buhler on December 15, 1904 at the Baptist Tabernacle Church in Houston. He was an excellent carpenter and supervised the building of their home at 717 Yale. He worked as a clerk for the Texas (now Texaco) Company and retired after 25 years of service. He worked as a school crossing guard to past age 78. He was a member of Texaco Club of Houston, Reagan Lodge No. 1037, AF&AM, Arabia Shrine Temple, and in 1944, received the Degree of Super-Excellent Master Mason, San Jacinto Council No. 347, R&SM, and Houston Council No. 1, R&SM. PID by parents and daughter, Fannie Louise Wimberly. Survived by wife,
Mamie
, and sons Charles William Wimberly, Sr.,Vernon Lane Wimberly and Carter Wimberly
 
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 Parents:
  John Strawford Petford Wimberly (1841 - 1919)
  Martha Ann Frances Jones Wimberly (1847 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Mamie Louise Buhler Wimberly (1884 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Charles William Wimberly (1905 - 1977)*
  Fannie Louise Wimberly (1908 - 1909)*
  Vernon Lane Wimberly (1910 - 2002)*
  Carter Wimberly (1913 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Stonewall Jackson Wimberly (1868 - 1959)**
  William Wimberly (1870 - 1950)
  James M. Wimberly (1873 - 1949)**
  Hallie Laurenna Wimberley Kingins (1876 - 1918)**
  Martha P. Wimberley Gorham (1878 - 1964)**
  Mary Sydney Wimberly Wallace (1881 - 1972)*
  Martin Luther Wimberly (1883 - 1970)**
  John Rudell Wimberly (1890 - 1971)**
  John Rudell Wimberley (1890 - 1971)**
  Verna Mavis Wimberley Sills (1893 - 1917)**
  Joe Olen Wimberly (1899 - 1989)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Washington Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: G-63
 
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Record added: Jun 20, 2006
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