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Robert "Shorty" Hemphill

Male 1920 - 1994


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  • Name  Robert "Shorty" Hemphill  [1, 2
    Nickname  Shorty 
    Born  29 Apr 1920  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Robert Hemphill, son, male, white, age 9, single, attended school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
    Residence  Nov 1975  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Nov 1988  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  10 Sep 1994  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Obituary  11 Sep 1994  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Robert "Shorty" Hemphill, 74, of Wapello, died at his home Saturday, September 10, 1994.

      Born April 29, 1920, in Wapello, he was the son of Austin and Millie Hemphill. On March 10, 1963, he married Rachel Dopier at Oakville. She died October 27, 1988.

      Mr. Hemphill had been involved in various Wapello businesses. He had been a dispatcher for the Louisa County Sheriff's Office for several years.

      Survivors include two daughters, Melinda Wilson of Morning Sun and Lisa Poole of Cedar Rapids; one grandson; one sister, Ruth Wischmeier of Burlington; and two brothers, George Hemphill of Burlington, and Harold "Bud" Hemphill of Mediapolis.

      The body will be cremated.

      The memorial service for Mr. Hemphill will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with the Reverend Jack Edmisson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the home of Darren and Linda Wilson.
    Memorial Service  12 Sep 1994  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Robert Hemphill; Event: Birth; Event Date: 29 April 1920; Event Place: Wapello Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States; Gender: Male; Father: Austin Hemphill; Mother: Nellie Mae Havenhill; Certificate Number: 56; Film Number: 1870318; Digital Folder Number: 004708043; Image Number: 00655
    Research 
    • Accordiong to his obituary, "Millie" was his mother. According to the Iowa birth records at Family Search, Nellie Mae Havenhill was his mother. Nellie and Austin Hemphill were married five years after Robert's birth. Either the records are doctored, he was adopted, or a marriage/relationship of his father has not been recorded.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Robert Hemphill; born: 29 April 1920; died: 10 September 1994; last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I20661  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  George Austin "Austin" Hemphill, Jr.,   b. 1 Jun 1893, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1975, Latty, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Millie (Unknown),   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F20033  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Kathryn H. Walker,   b. 3 Mar 1930, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962 
    Engagement Announcement  9 Aug 1949  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee Walker, Burlington rural route 2, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn, to Robert Hemphill, of Wapello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hemphill, Burlington, rural route 2. The wedding has been set for September 9.
    Married  9 Sep 1949  [7
    Children 
     1. Donald Lee Hemphill,   b. 18 Oct 1950,   d. 19 Oct 1950, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8310  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Rachel Rae Dopier,   b. 15 Dec 1928,   d. 27 Oct 1988 
    Married  10 Mar 1963  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Issue 
    • There were two children from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18562  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Newport village, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-21, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 1A, page number: 120; enumeration date: April 2, 1930

    2. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S6256] Hemphill, Robert "Shorty" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11A, September 11, 1994; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S2961] Hemphill, George "Austin" (Jr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10, November 24, 1975; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2960] Hemphill, Nellie Mae (Havenhill) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7, November 28, 1988) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2669] Hemphill, Robert "Shorty" and Kathryn H. Walker - Engagement Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 7, August 9, 1949; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).