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Joseph Rush Wimberly, Sr

  • Birth 30 Dec 1873 Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 1943 Arcadia, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Arcadia, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 53104951

J. Rush Wimberly, of Shreveport, La., lawyer, and prominent in the politics of the state, was born in Bienville parish, Dec. 30, 1873. His father, John L. Wimberly, a native of Georgia, came to Louisiana in 1840 when a child, with William Wimberly, paternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch, and engaged in the planting business. The youngest of 11 children, J. Rush Wimberly was educated in the public schools of his native place, and at the high school; next, at the E. A. seminary at Arcadia, parish of Bienville, in north Louisiana. Before beginning the study of law, Mr. Wimberly occupied clerical positions with various business houses. He was a pupil of James A. Dornan and Ben P. Edwards, and was admitted to the bar June 16, 1894, locating at Arcadia. In Jan., 1913, he removed to Shreveport and formed a partnership with J. T. Reeves of Arcadia and B. S. Dorman of Shreveport, under the firm of Wimberly Reeves & Dorman. Always taking lively interest in public affairs, Mr. Wimberly was elected to the legislature, serving from 1900 to 1908 as a member of the house, and elected state senator in the latter year. He was chairman of the committee on education while representative, and also during his term as senator. For several years he was superintendent of schools of Bienville parish, and for 10 years was parish attorney. He is a member of the Masonic order, and of the Woodmen of the World. In 1897 occurred the marriage of
Mr. Wimberly and Miss Annie May Poland, daughter of William Poland, of Louisiana. The family consists of 3 children: Loris, Edrie and J. Rush Wimberly, Jr.

WW I Draft Registration Shreveport,Caddo Parish,LA 12 September 1918 Card C list Joseph Rush Wimberly age 44 birth date 30 December 1873 white native born height medium build medium eyes blue hair bold nearest relative Mrs. J. Rush Wimberly Shreveport,Caddo Parish,LA occupation lawyer.

Louisiana Deaths, 1894-1954 list Joseph Rush Wimberly death date 11 March 1943 Arcadia,Bienville Parish,LA gender male race white married father John Wimberly mother Francis Nix spouse Annie Poland age 69 certificate #2717.

The April 23, 1910 Census Arcadia Precinct Ward #1 Bienville Parish,LA list J. Rush Wimberley age 36 lawyer wife Annie May (Poland) Wimberley age 32 sons Lorris age 12, J. Rush Jr. age 3 daughter Edrie age 7 and Bell Clark servant age 70 living in household #153, own home.

The April 8, 1930 Census Ward #1 Arcadia Bienville Parish,LA list Rush Wimberly age 56 attorney at law wife Annie (Poland) Wimberly age 52 son Rush Jr. age 23 lawyer daughter-in-law age 19 living in household #287 on Sycamore Street, also in same household Fannie Jermhmia age 75 widow servant private family and Roy Johnson age 25 single servant private family, owns home value 8,000.



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  • Created by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
  • Added: 1 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53104951
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Rush Wimberly, Sr (30 Dec 1873–11 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53104951, citing Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Richard B. Tucker, Sr. (contributor 46898412) .