Henry Semple, Sr
|Birthplace:||Swinhill, Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Death:||Died in Miami, Dade, FL, USA|
|Cause of death:||Deferred Pending Microscopic Reports|
|Place of Burial:||Southern Memorial Park, North Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States|
Son of Henry Barr Semple (1849-1918) and Jeanie "Janet" Campbell (Stewart) Semple (1849-1925)
|Occupation:||Miner, Truck Driver for Builders|
|Managed by:||Jim Semple, Jr|
Historical records matching Henry Semple, Sr (1881-1953)
About Henry Semple, Sr (1881-1953)
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Henry Semple was born on April 11, 1881 in Swinhill, Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, a son of Henry Barr Semple (1850-1918) and Jeanie "Janet" (Stewart) Semple (1849-1925).
He is the brother of William Semple (1871-1944); Jane Campbell (Semple) Whitelaw (1872-1953); Janet (Semple) Lang (1876-1953); John Semple (1879-1941); Marion (Semple) Mauchline (1883-1955); Thomas Semple (1886-1953); Agnes Nancy (Semple) Haddon (1889-1974) and Isabella "Isabel" Semple (1891-1969). In Scotland, Henry Semple was a member of the "Stonehouse Pipe Band" which achieved much accomplishment & received many accolades in his time.
On Oct 12, 1903, Ship "Columbia" Passenger manifest lists Henry Semple, age 22, occupation of miner, arriving at Ellis Island, USA from Stonehaven, Glasgow, Scotland with Robert Wilson, also a miner.
On Nov 16, 1909 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Henry Semple, age 28, married Jeanie Scot Pollack Jack, age: 23 born 1886 in Stonehouse, Scotland, daughter of Andrew and Jennie Scott Pollack (Jackson) Jack. Their children were Henry "Hank" Semple, Jr (1911-1993); James Semple (1912-1944); Janet S (Semple) Cassady (1916-1982) and Anna Semple who died during the flu epidemic circa 1918.
In 1915, Henry Semple, as a coal miner, and his family lived in Red Lodge and Washoe, Montana, Grey Bull, Wyoming. In 1916, daughter, Janet, was born in Montana. In 1923, the Semple family moved to Miami, FL.
In 1930, Henry Semple, Sr, age 49, lived in Miami, Dade Co., FL with his wife, Jeanie Semple age 43 born in Scotland, son Henry Semple Jr. age 19 born in Canada, son James Semple age 17 born in Canada and daughter Janet Semple age 13 born in Montana.
In 1935, the family of Henry Semple, age 54, lived as renters at 161 N.W. 52nd St., Miami, Dade County, Florida, including wife Jeanie, housewife at age 48, son James, stenographer at age 22, and daughter Janet, student at age 18. All family members had a High School education.
In 1942, Henry Semple, a truck driver for Gunn & Goll, Inc. builders, and wife, Jeanie, resided at 161 NW 52nd St., Miami, FL.
On July 17, 1953, Henry Barr Semple, age 72, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Dade, Florida. Cause of death was noted as deferred pending Microscopic Reports. He is buried in Southern Memorial Park North, Section 5, Lot 289 Space 2A, Miami, Dade County, Florida.
Some Family comments on Henry Semple, Sr.:
Son, Henry Semple, Jr., noted that his father was named after prominent Scottish Presbyterian Minister, Henry Angus Paterson, but that added part of his name has not been shown on record.
Original copy of an envelope in family records was mailed from Mr and Mrs Andrew Jack, his wife's parents, 124 Main St, Chryston, Glasgow, Scotland to Mr and Mrs Henry (Jeanie) Semple, Sr at 161 N.W. 52nd St, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. It does not have a postmark or date.
6-10-2011 Grandson Dr. James H. Semple remembered that his, Henry Semple Sr, best friend was Willie Flockhart. He signed as a witness on Henry's Marriage Registration. Also, Dr. Semple would tell about his grandfather leading the parades, like the Orange Bowl parade, in Miami, FL playing his bagpipes.
6-10-2013 Betty Semple, wife of grandson James, remembered that he had clear-blue eyes and a slender build. He fell from a ladder and injured himself while living in Miami, FL.
Sources (SEE "Timeline" events & "Media"): 1909 Marriage Registration; Dr. James H Semple comments of 1923 & 1926 documents, 1901 Household Census record in Scotland; 1949 Application for Grave Marker document; 1953 Death Certificate (SEE "Timeline" & "Media" for documents), Semple family members & relatives as noted
Note: Biography Overview arranged by family researcher and great grandson, Jim Semple, Jr.