Wemple, John Jay; merchant; born, Aug. 23, 1849; Ashville, N. Y.; son of Hiram S. and Sophia Kidder Wemple; educated, Jamestown Union School and Collegiate Institute; took state regents examination and taught school in Warren County, Pa., and in Kansas; railroad agent in Kansas and Nebraska about five years; mgr. Paine Lumber Co.’s interests in Nebraska, four years; treas. Ohio Sash & Door Co., 24 years; pres. Wholesale Merchants Board, Chamber of Commerce, one year; director Chamber of Commerce, one year; member Hastings Lodge, F. & A. M., Hastings, Neb.; Mt. Nebo Commandery, No. 11, K. T., Hastings, Neb.; McKinley Chapter, No. 181, R. A. M., Cleveland; Cleveland Athletic Club, Cleveland Builder’s Exchange, Rotary Club, Cleveland Board of Lumber Dealers Club, Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Credit Men’s Ass’n; Grand Master Masons, Nebraska, 1884-1885; Grand Commander, Knights Templar, Nebraska, 1888-1889; pres. Cleveland Rotary Club, one term.
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