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Elrey Cloud Wampler[1]

Male 1895 - 1973  (78 years)


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  • Name Elrey Cloud Wampler 
    Nickname Cloud 
    Born 7 Jun 1895  De Witt county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1 Jun 1917  Fort Sheridan, Lake county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • WW-I draft registration: born Hallsville, ILL, student, R.O.T.C. at Ft. Sheridan, ILL.
    Census 15 Jan 1920  Evanston, Cook county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Social Security Number 324-10-0280 (IL) 
    Died Nov 1973  Scottsdale, Maricopa county, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was valedictorian of his 1912 senior class (see the Decatur, IL Daily Review of May 12, 1912, p. 15).
      His name is Elrey Cloud Wampler on his WW-I draft registration and his first name is Elrey on SSDI.
      1900 Census - Nixon Twnp., DeWitt Co., IL
      1910 Census - Clintonia Twnp., DeWitt Co., IL
      1920-1930 Census - Evanston, Cook Co., IL
      Obituary:
      The Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Nov. 16, 1973
      Cloud Wampler Of Carrier Dies
      Cloud Wampler, 78, former board chairman and chief executive officer of Carrier Corporation, died Wednesday at the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif.  He had been living at Palo Alto for several months but had been hospitalized for one day.
      Private services will be Monday afternoon at the Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, Ariz., where, except for recent months, Mr. Wampler had made his home since leaving Syracuse in 1965.  It has been suggested friends may make contributions to the Eugenia T. and Cloud Wampler Fund for Medical Research at the Stanford University in Palo Alto.
      Mr. Wampler is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William M. Jones of Hunting Valley, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles Majer of Annandale, Va.; a brother, Charles E. of Short Hills, N.J., and six grandchildren.
      The former Carrier executive's wife, Mrs. Eugenia Trask Wampler, died in April, 1970, in Scottsdale after a long illness.
      Native of Hallsville, Ill., Mr. Wampler attended public schools in central Illinois, and graduated from Clinton High School there and was granted a Bachelor of Science degree from Knox College in 1916.
      He started out to be a banker and subsequently became president of Stern-Wampler and Co. Inc., investment bankers, with headquarters in Chicago.  He first became interested in Carrier Corporation in the early 1930s, was elected a company director in 1935, and shortly afterwards became a member of the board's executive committee.
      Shortly before the United States entered World War II, Mr. Wampler joined Carrier on a full-time basis as executive vice president.  In June, 1942, he was elected to the presidency following the death of J. Irvine Lyle, the corporation's first president.
      Mr. Wampler was elected chairman of the board in 1952, served as chief executive officer until 1963 and continued as chairman of the board until January, 1965, when he retired.
      During the period from 1942 when he became president until his retirement, Carrier's sales increased from $19,340,000 to $350,807,000.
      While here, the former Carrier executive was a member of the boards of the Marine Midland Corp. and the Marine Midland Grace Trust Co. of New York, was also a president and director of the National Association of Manufacturers, and also served as president of the Manufacturers Association of Syracuse.
      Three area colleges and universities conferred honorary degrees on Mr. Wampler.  They were Hobart College, LL.D. in 1945; Syracuse University, LL.D. in 1951, and LeMoyne College, L.H.U. in 1958.
      A widely known art collector, Mr. Wampler exhibited his vast collections at the old Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts and later the Everson Museum, and received a medal from Everson for donating his extensive and important Oriental collection to the institution.
      Many other honors came his way.  In 1955 he was the recipient of the sixth annual Industrial Relations Achievement Award of the National Metal Trades Association in recognition of his outstanding contributions to establishment and preservation of equitable working conditions.  He was the 12th annual Tipp-Off Award winner here in 1959, honored for "outstanding ability with a deep sense of responsibility to his company and employes." by Tipperary Hill Post, American Legion.
      One of the highlights of his life was a personal invitation from the late President Herbert Hoover to attend Hoover's 88th birthday celebration.  Wampler was picked up by Mr. Hoover's plane, flown to West Branchy, Iowa, in company with Mr. Hoover for participation in dedication of the then new Hoover Library Museum, and was flown back in the Hoover plane.
      Mr. Wampler was chairman of the Community Hospital Committee which made the area's newest hospital possible and he gave the dedicatory speech when it opened in 1963.
    Person ID I144228  mykindred
    Last Modified Jul 29, 2009 

    Father Thomas Calvin Wampler,   b. Apr 1867, Lawrence county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1933, De Witt county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cloud,   b. Jun 1866, De Witt county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1942, Bloomington, McLean county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1894  Macon county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25751  Group Sheet

    Family Eugenia LaBee Trask,   b. Abt 1894, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1970, Scottsdale, Maricopa county, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1919 
    Notes 
    • -
      1920 census, IL, Cook, Evanston, ed 77, 14-B & 15-A, Jan. 15
      -- HH 195/354
      Abbott, Edward A, head, M, W, 42, NY, NY, Ireland
      Abbott, Sarah L, wife, F, W, 38, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland
      Abbott, James F, son, 14, IL, NY, Scotland
      Abbott, Ceilia, dau, 6, IL, NY, Scotland
      -- HH 195/355
      Wampler, Elroy Claud, head, M, W, 24, IL, IL, IL
      Wampler, Eugenia, wife, F, W, 25, IL, NY, IL
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    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Family ID F47335  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2511] Gedcom - Johnson, Ron.

    2. [S4094] WW-I draft registration.

    3. [S3967] 1920 US federal census, 1920 census, IL, Cook, Evanston, ed 77, 14-B & 15-A, Jan. 15.



  
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