William Elmer HEMPHILL

William Elmer HEMPHILL[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1910 - 1962  (51 years)

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  • Name William Elmer HEMPHILL 
    Born 5 Jul 1910  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    • 5 Jul 1910 -> birthday dinner article
      5 Jul 1910; Ramhurst, GA -> discharge paper
      1911, GA -> age 29 on 1940 census [he was the informant]
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Ashton District, Ben Hill, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Ashton Road 
    Census 1930  Federal Road, Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • William E. Hemphill (20) appeared in the household of James A. Hemphill (51). The family lived on a farm and their home was rented for an unspecified amount. They did not have a radio. Elmer was born in Georgia. His occupation was farm laborer. The household includes Nancy A (53), John E (14), and Robert M (12).

      The 1930 Household of James A. Hemphill
    Residence 1935  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1940  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • W. Elmer Hemphill (29) appeared as head of household. His home was rented for $10. He was the informant. He was married. He had completed 3 years of high school. He was born in Georgia. In 1935, the family lived in the "same house." He was employed in private work the week of Mar 24-30. He worked 20 hours a week as a farmer on his own account. He worked 45 weeks in 1939.

      The household included Bessy (32), Charles R. (7), and Ida C. Quarles (68).
    Residence 1944  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    residence at time of enlistment 
    Military 21 Apr 1944  Atlanta, , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    World War II 
    Address:
    Fort McPherson 
    Military From 22 Apr 1944 to 17 Apr 1946  World War II Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 
    • Elmer was inducted into the United States Army on 22 Apr 1944 at Fort McPherson, GA. At the time of his discharge, he was a Private First Class in Company F 343rd Infantry Regiment, and was married with one dependant. He was discharged at Fort McPherson on 17 Apr 1946. His military occupation was a "Toolroom Keeper 242." His civilian occupation was "Farmer General." His military qualifications included the Combat Infantryman Badge, SS Rifle, and MM Carbine. He served in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns (GO 105 WD 45). He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with two bronze stars; the Good Conduct Medal AR 600-68; and the World War II Victory Medal. He was discharged at the convenience of the government, due to demobilization. He served 1 year, 11 months, and 26 days (1 year and 25 days in foreign service).
    Military 14 Sep 1944  Fort Meade, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Military 
    • "Pvt. William E. Hemphill, of Ramhurst who is stationed at Fort Meade, Md. . ."
    Military Abt 1945  San Luis Obispo, , California Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Military 
    • "Mrs. Hemphill has two other sons in the service, Pfc. John E. Hemphill, now in France, and Pfc. Elmer Hemphill, stationed at San Luis Obispo, Calf."
    Physical Description 1946  [6
    • He had blue eyes and red hair. He was 5'8" and 160 lbs.
    Name Elmer Hemphill 
    Occupation Grocery Store Operator  [2
    Residence 12 Dec 1946  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • "Elmer Hemphill, of Ramhurst"
    Residence 12 Aug 1948  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 30 Aug 1951  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1962  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • His usual residence at the time of his death was Rt. 4, Chatsworth.
    Died 4 Feb 1962  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the left chest. 13 months prior to his death, he suffered a brain injury from an accidental gunshot (his death certificate reports the accident; the fact that it was a gunshot comes from my mother).
    Buried 6 Feb 1962  Hemphill-Mcentire Cemetery, , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Name:
      William E. Hemphill -> 1930 census
      William E. Hemphill -> WWII enlistment
      W. Elmer Hemphill -> 1940 census

      Connection to parents:
      His parents are reported on his death certificate as James A. Hemphill and Nancy A. Roberts.
      He is named as James A. Hemphill's son on the 1930 census.
    Person ID I1795  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2012 

    Father James Alexander HEMPHILL,   b. 19 Apr 1879, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1936, probably Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Nancy Alice ROBERTS,   b. 9 Jan 1877, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1965, Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1897  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Living 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F840  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Bessie QUARLES,   b. Abt 1908, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Jul 1931  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Hemphill-Quarles Marriage License
    Hemphill-Quarles Marriage License
    Children 
     1. Charles Russell HEMPHILL,   b. 2 May 1934, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 2002  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F679  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jul 1910 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Ashton Road - 1920 - Ashton District, Ben Hill, Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Federal Road, Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1931 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - residence at time of enlistment - 1944 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - World War II - 21 Apr 1944 - Atlanta, , Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Military - 14 Sep 1944 - Fort Meade, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Military - Abt 1945 - San Luis Obispo, , California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Dec 1946 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Aug 1948 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 30 Aug 1951 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1962 - Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1962 - Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Feb 1962 - Hemphill-Mcentire Cemetery, , Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hemphill Men
    Hemphill Men

    Documents
    W. E., J. Y. Hemphill Honored at Dinner
    W. E., J. Y. Hemphill Honored at Dinner
    Newspaper clipping dated 17 Jul 1947 from The Chatsworth Times.

    Death Records
    John Edward Hemphill Obituary
    John Edward Hemphill Obituary

    Marriage Records
    Hemphill-Stinnett Wedding Announcement
    Hemphill-Stinnett Wedding Announcement
    Newspaper article announcing the upcoming wedding of Kirk Hemphill and Sonya Stinnett. Published in The Chatsworth Times 03 Jun 1987.

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] D. H. Davis, Hemphill Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,], "W. E., J. Y. Hemphill Honored at Dinner", The Chatsworth Times, 17 Jul 1947, p. 4, col. 3 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S302] , Hemphill Family Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [address for private use], Chatsworth, Georgia, 2009., Death certificate for William Elmer Hemphill; citing death in Murray County, Georgia (1962); digital image; In 2009, Ms. Davis provided her scrapbook to the author and allowed her to scan the contents (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S310] 1930 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); National Archives and Records and Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 377., Ball Ground Militia District 825; 107-4; sheet 1-A; dweilling 2, family 2; James A. Hemphill household; accessed; 23 December 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S315] "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed )., accessed; 4 March 2012; entry for William E. (Reliability: 3).
      Hemphill, Pvt.; Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD

    5. [S448] 1940 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 696., Militia District 825 Carters; 105-5; p. 6-A (penned); dwelling 75; W. Elmer Hemphill household; accessed; 14 July 2012 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S302] , Hemphill Family Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [address for private use], Chatsworth, Georgia, 2009., Military Discharge for William E. Hemphill; citing honorable discharge on 17 April 1946; digital image; In 2009, Ms. Davis provided her scrapbook to the author and allowed her to scan the contents (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S310] 1930 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); National Archives and Records and Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 377., Ball Ground Militia District 825; 4; sheet 1-A; dweilling 2, family 2; James A. Hemphill household; accessed; 23 December 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S302] , Hemphill Family Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [address for private use], Chatsworth, Georgia, 2009., Military Discharge for William E. Hemphill; citing honorable discharge on 17 April 1946; digital image; In 2009, Ms. Davis provided her scrapbook to the author and allowed her to scan the contents (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S123] D. H. Davis, Hemphill Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,], "Pvt. W. E. Hemphill Honored In Dalton", 14 Sep 1944, The Chatsworth Times (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S123] D. H. Davis, Hemphill Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,], "Murray County In the Service", undated clipping, ca. 1945, from unidentified newpaper, (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S123] D. H. Davis, Hemphill Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,], "Ward-Hemphill Wedding Told", 12 Dec 1946, The Chatsworth Times (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S302] , Hemphill Family Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [address for private use], Chatsworth, Georgia, 2009., "Robert M. Hemphill Dies in Accident"; citing The Chatsworth Times, 12 August 1948; In 2009, Ms. Davis provided her scrapbook to the author and allowed her to scan the contents (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S123] D. H. Davis, Hemphill Scrapbook; privately held by D. H. Davis, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,], "Hemphill Reunion Is Held Sunday", 30 Oct 1951, The Chatsworth Times (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S266] Murray County, Georgia, , ; Probate Court's Office, Chatsworth., Marriage Book O; 164; Hemphill-Quarles, 1931, recorded license (with original signatures) and return (Reliability: 3).