William F Hemme

18 February 1894–3 January 1953 (Age 58)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William F

When William F Hemme was born on 18 February 1894, in Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Hemme, was 30 and his mother, Bertha Hartwig, was 25. He had at least 1 son with Estelle Knobelsdorf. He died on 3 January 1953, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

William F Hemme
1894–1953
Estelle Knobelsdorf
1899–1923
Melvin Edward Hemme
1920–1996

Spouse and Children

    Male1894–1953Male

    Estelle Knobelsdorf

    Female1899–1923Female

children

(1)

    Melvin Edward Hemme

    Male1920–1996Male

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Hemme

    Male1864–1915Male

    Female1869–1952Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 3

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Name Meaning

German (Frisian):1. from a short form of the personal name Hemmert derived from a Germanic compound name formed with heim ‘home’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’. 2. possibly a habitational name from a place called Hemme in Holstein.

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

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Sources (1)

  • William Fred Hemme, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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