Douglas Richard Hemsley

Male14 June 1878–18 June 1961

Brief Life History of Douglas Richard

When Douglas Richard Hemsley was born on 14 June 1878, in Montreal, Montreal Urban Community, Quebec, Canada, his father, Richard Hemsley, was 31 and his mother, Eleanor Grace Borthwick, was 25. He married Jennie Patterson on 22 June 1901, in New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1924 and lived in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States in 1920 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 18 June 1961, in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Winter Park, Orange, Florida, United States.

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Douglas Richard Hemsley
Jennie Patterson
Marriage: 22 June 1901
Jean Hemsley
Douglas Richard Hemsley

Sources (14)

  • Douglas R Hemsley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Douglas R Hemsley, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Douglas Richard Hemsley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1901New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

    Age 7

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 22

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name either from Helmsley (North Yorkshire) or Gate Helmsley (also North Yorkshire). Gate Helmsley derives from the Old English personal name Hemele (genitive Hemeles) + Old English ēg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century. The other placename derives from the Old English personal name Helm (genitive Helmes) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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