Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I375693
  • Name: William Norris EMBREE
  • RELA: 9th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 MAR 1843 in West Chester, Chester Co., PA
  • Event: Military service BET 14 OCT 1861 AND 30 NOV 1865 Telegraph Operator, U.S. Army
  • Death: 15 AUG 1891 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
  • Event: Sound
  • Note: In 1885 William N. Embree, who had been establishing telegraph stations for the Union Pacific, came to Cokeville. He was a New Englander by birth and his wife was the granddaughter of John Fee, the founder of Berea College, Kentucky. Mr. Ernbree died in 1891, leaving the mother with six children. The son Howard H. is a business man of Kemmerer. William D. worked his way through Yale University and is now secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation Fund. From the headquarters in New York he has traveled all over the world. One interesting experience in which his brother Howard, also a Yale graduate, shared, was a trip through Canada with Edison, in search of nickel mines. Another brother, Edwin, after graduation, became assistant secretary of Yale University. A daughter named Hallie went as a missionary to South America, and after eight years of service there is head of the Spanish Mission at Los Angeles. Ida Embree, after teaching for a time in Evanston, married G. N. Miles of the Beck-with & Lauder store, and now lives in Denver. Nellie, after the death of her first husband, Charles Rathbun of Fontenelle, married Noble Hillis, president of Todd Seminary of Woodstock, Illinois, and devotes her time to the management of the boarding school there. Mrs. William N. Embree lived ten years after the death of her husband, long enough to see her children launched on successful careers in which her self - sacrificing life was a power that can never be estimated.



    Father: Norris Jones EMBREE b: 23 SEP 1811 in Pennsylvania
    Mother: Eliza S. LEWIS b: 1816 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA

    Marriage 1 Laura Ann FEE b: 15 SEP 1845 in Bracken Co., KY
    • Married: 12 SEP 1865 in Kentucky
    Children
    1. Has Children Nellie Matilda EMBREE b: 15 JUL 1868 in Berea, Madison Co., KY
    2. Has Children Eliza Ida EMBREE b: 26 SEP 1870 in Berea, Madison Co., KY
    3. Has No Children Hallie Fee EMBREE b: ABT 1871 in Berea, Madison Co., KY
    4. Has Children William Dean EMBREE b: 14 OCT 1873 in Iola, Allen Co., KS
    5. Has No Children Raymond Burrit EMBREE b: ABT 1877 in Kansas
    6. Has Children Royal Howard EMBREE b: 20 SEP 1880 in Doniphan Co., KS
    7. Has Children Edwin Rogers EMBREE b: 31 JUL 1883 in Osceola, Polk Co., NE

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