Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Let Me Get This Straight

John Henry Wemple was my great great great grandfather and was born in 1839, son of Henry Benjamin Wemple. John had an older sister Caroline Wemple who figures in later in this story. John married my great great great grandmother Melissa Pritchard in 1867 on her birthday, December 25th. They lived happily (I'm guessing) for ten years until at the ripe old age of 37, my 3G grandfather John died. My 3G grandmother Melissa married two years later to a man by the name of Wells Alcott Curtis. This meant nothing to me until I just happened to notice that he was married once before to a woman by the name of Caroline Wemple, John's older sister who also tied an untimely death.

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