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Name Semple, Frederick Humphrey (1916-1998)
Born 1916
Birthplace St Louis, MO
Education Rochester Institute of Technology
Notes Died of complications of Parkinsons Disease
Occupation Engineer & Inventor
McDonnell Aircraft Co.
Founded Semple Development Co.
Founded Semple Engine Co.
Spouse Mary Prince (Goodbar) Semple
Children Frederick H. Semple III
William Prince Semple
Mary (Semple) Riepe
Deceased June 7, 1998
Deceased Where St. Louis, MO
Titles & honors Board member of Museum of Transportation

Associated Records

Obituaries - 1974.02.0692

Nine notebooks of obituary newsclippings, all indexed.

Semple, Fred - 1974.02.1061

Information on Fred Semple. Located in the file category "People".

Image of Fred Semple's Boat on Kezar, 1954 - 2001.12.0059

Fred Semple's Boat on Kezar, 1954 - 2001.12.0059

Fred Semple's boat on Kezar, 1954. Taken from Photo CD #2.

Image of Raising Diamond Matches Gruman Widgeon from the bottom of Kezar - 2004.48.0002

Raising Diamond Matches Gruman Widgeon from the bottom of Kezar - 2004.48.0002

Twenty eight photographs taken by Juanita (Wilkinson) Perkins of the raising of Diamond Matches Grumman Wigeon from the bottom of Lake Kezar during the week of October 16, 1946. The first photo shows Fred Semple in his boat checking on the progress. On the back of 2085 was written: "Winching plane ashore (plane suspended from docks)". On the back of 2092 was written: "The pilot (a small man) dragged the unconscious Fairburn (a 6 footer) thru the small window (above & forward of the wheel well) before the plane sank". Fairburn is the son of William. On the back of 2094 was written: "Instrument panel struck young Fairburn in face knocking him unconscious". Pictures have also been scanned

Image of Fred Semple's 1915 Steamboat - 2008.49.0001

Fred Semple's 1915 Steamboat - 2008.49.0001

Two photos of Fred Semple's 1915 steamboat, the "S City of Lovell", after it was restorated in 2007. The restoration took two years to complete. Jack McWilliams, the son-in-law of Fred Semple, is wearing the white hat. Taken from Photo CD # 3.

Image of SS City of Lovell - 2009.74.0012

SS City of Lovell - 2009.74.0012

The SS City of Lovell at the Semple's dock in the narrows of Kezar Lake. The steam engine was built by Fred Semple. He used a 1915 Fay & Bowen launch, 24 feet long, to house the engine. Taken from Photo CD #3.

Image of Fred Semple's First Steam Launch - 2009.74.0013

Fred Semple's First Steam Launch - 2009.74.0013

Fred Semple's first steam launch on Kezar Lake in 1937. Taken from Photo CD #3.

Image of SS City of Lovell - 2009.74.0014

SS City of Lovell - 2009.74.0014

An early photo of the SS City of Lovell, whose steam engine was built by Fred Semple. Taken from Photo CD #3.

Image of Wilkie & Fred Semple Aboard a Steamboat - 2015.06.0003

Wilkie & Fred Semple Aboard a Steamboat - 2015.06.0003

Melvin Wilkinson and Fred Semple aboard Semple's steam boat, circa 1939. Taken from Photo CD #10.

Image of 1963 Lovell Old Home Days - 2015.35.0003

1963 Lovell Old Home Days - 2015.35.0003

Four photos of the Lovell Old Home Days parade on August 17, 1963. Taken from Photo CD #2.

Image of 1965 Lovell Old Home Days  - 2015.35.0004

1965 Lovell Old Home Days - 2015.35.0004

Twelve photos of the Lovell Old Home Days parade in August 1965. Taken from Photo CD #2.

Image of 1966 Lovell Old Home Days - 2015.35.0005

1966 Lovell Old Home Days - 2015.35.0005

Thirteen photos of the Lovell Old Home Days parade on August 12, 1966. Taken from Photo CD #2.

Image of 1968 Lovell Old Home Days - 2015.35.0007

1968 Lovell Old Home Days - 2015.35.0007

Thirteen photos of the Lovell Old Home Days parade on August 10, 1968. Taken from Photo CD #2.