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Frazier, Adelbert

Please see the biography of Adelbert’s wife, Torgler, Mary Elizabeth. His biography is included in hers.

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Pemberton Leigh, Thomas: First Baron Kingsdown

Thomas Pemberton, as he was named at his birth February 11, 1793, was a British barrister who eventually served as a judge and was also active in political endeavors including sitting as an MP from 1831 to 1832 for Rye … Continue reading

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Pemberton, George M. of Sedalia, Missouri, 1810 – 1878

With Family Tree Maker one can print a Register Report for anyone in their Family Tree File. The report below was thus generated. My grandfather, Thomas Mason Pemberton (03 May 1870-19 Apr 1963) was  the son of George M. Pemberton, … Continue reading

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Pemberton, George, 1685 – , Cheshire, England

George Pemberton, ca. 1685 – and his Son Isaiah Pemberton This George Pemberton, the son of George Pemberton and Sarah Middleton (both of Cheshire) emigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1710. He married Elizabeth Brooks with whom he had issue: … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Gideon, 1809 – 1851

Gideon Pemberton Family, by Walter Lewis Pemberton Gideon was born in Wayne Co. Kentucky about 1809 son of George Pemberton and Mary Lyon. He Married Mahala Koger about 1839 in Kentucky. Her father was John Koger and mother Hester Jones. She … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Henry, Dr.: Assistant to Sir Isaac Newton

Henry Pemberton (1694–1771), physician and mathematician, was born in London, the third son of Edward Pemberton and his wife, Elizabeth. Henry’s father, a wealthy fruiterer, intended his son to become a physician; it was mathematics, though, which became his serious … Continue reading

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Pemberton, JC: Inventor

JC Pemberton (1914 – 1996) [JC is his proper name, those are not initials] was the youngest son of Addison and Emma Frey Pemberton, of Creston, Union County, Iowa. JC attended Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Lewis: High Sheriff of Hertfordshire

Sir Lewis Pemberton ( – 1639) High Sheriff of Hertfordshire beginning in 1616. This office was a very old one, originating in the period of the Angles. Sir Lewis would have been responsible for law and order and some functions … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Richard – Huguenot

Richard Pemberton: Huguenot When the second DNA sample from a male Pemberton (who traced his line back into Manakintown, VIrginia Colony) formed a 100% match [Ed. Note. As of March 20, 2016, both samples have been expanded to 67 markers … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Robert Charles Boileau

Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton Author and Compiler of Pemberton Pedigrees by Herbert Pemberton, Blackpool, Lancashire The following is taken from a “Family Group Record for Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton” found here: http://www.barrow-lousada.org/PDFdocs/Robert%20Charles%20Boileau%20Pemberton.pdf “Introduction. Those of us researching our Pemberton origins … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Robert, Esq.: of Rushden, Northamptonshire

Sir Robert Pemberton ( – 1492) elected Knight of the Northamptonshire in 1477 and Sheriff of the Shire in Nov 1480. He was also Usher of the chamber to King Edward IV (reigned 1461 – 1483) and evidently served in … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Sir Francis: Lord Chief Justice

Sir Francis Pemberton (18 July 1624 – 10 June 1697) was an English judge and briefly Lord Chief Justice of the King’s Bench. He was born at St Albans, the son and heir of a former London merchant, and was … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Stanley Addison, 1 Aug 1902 – 12 Nov 1968

Notes for the bio of Stanley Addison and Ada Velva Pemberton 9 January 1925 Iowa Census in Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa shows: Stanley, age 21, 1 year of college, father AJ b. Iowa, age 53, mother Emma. Velva [his wife], age 24 … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Wendell, 1906-1987; Memoirs, pp 001-051

Wendell Pemberton, born 24 July 1906 in Eldora, Iowa, and died 12 January 1987 in Sunnyside, Washington, was the second son of Addison Pemberton, born 27 July 1871 and died 6 January 1945, and his wife Emma Adelle Frey born … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Wendell, 1906-1987; Memoirs, pp 052 – 096

[page 52] CHAPTER (Tape) IV Well, back to the 240! I don’t exactly remember the year, probably the early or middle 1920’s, the corn was down, and down bad. There had been a 14″ snowfall that had thawed and melted to … Continue reading

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Pemberton, Wendell, 1906-1987; Memoirs, pp 097 – 150

[page 97]·CHAPTER (Tape) VI.2 The town we went to in Minnesota on the west line right close to where North Dakota and south Dakota come together and butt into Minnesota. The town was Breckenridge. Here again, we got there a … Continue reading

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Torgler, Mary Elizabeth

This is a biography of Mary Elizabeth Torgler, born August 17, 1852, the daughter of Johannes Torgler and Elizabeth Bugher. It includes a biography of her husband Adelbert Frazier, born October 18, 1853.

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