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William James Hemphill
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1855
Lee County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1906
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

PARENTS: Robert M. Hemphill & Martha Jean Smith

MARRRIED: Ida Jubilow Smith Jan 4, 1888, Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL

Chester Abram Hemphill
Mary Norma Hemphill

OBIT: Journal Courier June 13 1906
Wm J Hemphill Summoned by Death, prominent citizen of this city, died at the residence of Charles Price on E Sate St at 12:15 o'clock today after an illness of several months. Born Amboy... early life there. Began railroad career in 1872 in Peoria with the T.P.&W. railway... apprenticeship at machinists trade. 1876 Rawlings WY under R.M. Galbraith (father E.F. and Oliver of this city) until 1887 when he came to Jacksonville... Superintendent of Jacksonville Southeeastern shiops until 1897. Accepted position with St Louis, Peoria & Northern RW... in St Louis manager Evans & Howard Fire Brick company.
In Jacksonville alderman from Third ward 1893-1895, under mayor Henry Schoenfield.
Married Ida J Smith 1888 whom he met while she was visiting her sister in Rawlings. Her death was a blow from which he never fully recovered. One son, Chester, and two sisters in Peoria - Mrs. Minnie Noland and Mrs. A. M. Morton survive.
Member Jacksonville lodge No 570 A.R. and A.M... and Hospitaler Commandery No. 31 Knights Templar.
Funeral services at Charles L. Price home Thurs 10 o'clock. Interment Diamond Grove.

Family links: 
  Robert M Hemphill (1826 - 1901)
  Martha Jean Smith Hemphill (1835 - 1883)
  Ida Jubilow Smith Hemphill (1859 - 1902)
  Chester Abram Hemphill (1893 - 1968)*
  Mary Norma Hemphill (1898 - 1899)*
  William James Hemphill (1855 - 1906)
  H Jeannie Hemphill Morton (1857 - 1941)*
  Minnie Cora Hemphill Nowland (1864 - 1946)*
  Fanny Hemphill (1867 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Diamond Grove Cemetery
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Jeannie Hemphill
Originally Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62523967
William James Hemphill
Added by: Zoe Tom
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 Added: Dec. 12, 2010

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