(05/17/2020)

WHAT A HORSE - Lloyd Stemple stands with his horse in the middle of what would
become Rt. 16 at Mount Zion in the early 1900s. The photo, facing
north, offers a view of the early Mt. Zion community. In the left
of the photo is the corner of the Umstead Store, at far left was a
barber shop and barn, with the road going down Pine Creek. To the
distant right of Stemple is Sell Gunn's barn. To the far right was
the home of Mabel Rothwell Weaver McEndree, later the post office

(Photo courtesy of Don Weaver)

Lloyd K. Stemple (1880-1962) was the son of early Calhoun comer Ahab Stemple, whose log house is being reconstructed at Calhoun County Park. Ahab Stemple, who lived part of his life on Rowels Run near Hur, had 11 children.

Lloyd married Hester Sturm and had five children. He attended Glenville Normal School and retired from the Calhoun school system, mostly teaching in one-room schools.

Two well-known descendent's of Lloyd Stemple are still living in Calhoun, retired teacher Marvin Stemple, former Calhoun Banks employee and current Grantsville Town recorder, Helen Louise Johnson, Bonnie Johnson of Millstone and Betty Duelley of Grantsville.

Lloyd's brother, Andrew J. Stemple, was also an early Calhoun teacher, with all of his children becoming teachers.

See related story HISTORIC STEMPLE LOG CABIN BEING MOVED TO HERITAGE VILLAGE

Unidentified homestead in Mt. Zion community,
with log house and family members displaying
important livestock possessions and farm equipment


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