Francis M Wade Lemming

Francis M Wade Lemming
b. 27 March 1861, Medina Township, Warren County, Indiana, to Ephraim and Ann (Henry) Lemmings
d. 26 July 1937, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 27 June 1894, Warren County, Indiana
Mary Jane Crow
b. 1870, Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana

m/2. after 1922, Los Angeles, California
Loretta [–?–]

Children with Mary Jane Crow:

  • Cora Inez (1895-1975) married Frank R. Martin
  • Fred Earl (1897-1947) married (1) Eva [–?–], (2) Edith V. “Nettie” Smith

Francis Lemming resided in both Medina and Jordan townships of Warren County, and in Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Wade Lemming left Indiana for the West in the 1880’s. In 1890 he resided in Newcastle, Wyoming Territory, and later the same year, near Cotopaxi, Colorado. He and his wife settled in Salida, Colorado, where their two children were born.

In the late 1890’s Wade was living in Denver, Colorado, where he was employed as chief lineman for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. But by 1905 he had returned to Indiana and was farming in Jordan Township, Warren County, where he remained until June 1918.

He left Indiana for the last time in 1918 and spent the last nineteen years of his life employed by the Christian Science organization in the Los Angeles, California, area. Mary Jane remained in Indiana and filed for divorce in 1922 on grounds of desertion. He died in Pasadena, California, and is buried in San Gabriel.

Submitted by:
Donald H. Ebbler
Glendora CA

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