victor cuno stempel

Victor's restoration a little more than one month to gradually remove all of the biological material embedded in the letters and numbers that has been building up over the course of the past 98 years...
 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

Victor Cuno Stempel was born more than 173 years ago on October 8th 1844… When Mr. Stempel was born, John Tyler occupied the Oval Office and served as the 10th President of the United States...

☆ Interesting events that occurred in the United States in Victor's birth year of 1844 included...

▪ On February 28th, 1844, The "Peacemaker", the largest naval gun in the World, explodes during a demonstration aboard the USS Princeton, killing 6, including Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur and Secretary of the Navy Thomas Walker Gilmer...

▪ On May 24th 1844, the first electrical telegram is sent by Samuel F. B. Morse from the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".

▪ On June 27th 1844, Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum are killed in Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois by an armed mob... John Taylor, future president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is severely injured but survives.

▪ On July 25th 1844, the "Exclusion Law" in Oregon prohibits African Americans (including slaves) from entering or remaining in the territory...

▪ On December 4th, 1844: James K. Polk defeats Henry Clay in the Presidential election to become the 11th President of the United States...

Mr. Stempel was a prominent citizen in the state of Missouri… He was a wealthy farmer, an artist, and served the with the Union Army during the Civil War… During the Civil War, Missouri was a hotly contested border state populated by both Union and Confederate sympathizers... Missouri maintained dual governments, and endured a bloody neighbor-against-neighbor intrastate war. By the end of the war in 1865 more than 110,000 Missouri residents had served the Union Army and more than 30,000 the Confederacy...

Victor married his wife Margaret “Maggie” Wood on November 15th 1880… The couple had 3 children but only 2 survived…

In 1901, the family moved from Missouri to Tampa, Florida where Victor was employed as a Photographer…

Victor Cuno Stempel passed away on April 20th 1921… The following was quoted from Mr. Stempel’s Death Notice published in The Tampa Tribune April 21st 1921:

“STEMPEL—Funeral services of Victor C. Stempel, aged seventy-seven, who died at a local hospital yesterday, will be held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Short, No. 112 Howard avenue, at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Besides his daughter, he is survived by one son, D. J. Stempel with his daughter. Interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery, under He had been a resident of Tampa for the past twenty years. Since the death of his wife, about four year ago, Mr. Stempel had made his home the direction of Undertaken B. Marion Reed. The pallbearers will be C. H. Cole, E. W. Hensley, W. W. Trice, J. R. Williford, J. R. Holton, and B. L. Robinson.”

☆Victor Cuno Stempel☆
☆Proud Union Army Veteran of the Civil War☆
☆beloved Father & Husband☆

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