Almy Descendant No. 1408-6524-11

598. LEMUEL WESLEY10 ALMY (Lemuel Camfield9, William James8, Benjamin7, Andrew6, Job5-4-3-2, William1),b. Aurora, IL, 7 Apr 1893; d. Santa Fe, NM, 5 Oct 1986.

He m. Chicago, IL, 19 Jun 1923, RUTH MARGARET BROWNELL, b. Chicago, 1 Aug 1900; dau of Silas Henry and Agnes (Allen) Brownell.

Children, born Chicago:

iJEAN ESTHER11, b. 27 Feb 1926; d. 28 Sep 1962; m. Maryville, TN, 18 Jun 1948, ROBERT E. SEEL, b. Chile, South America, 3 Jan 1924. Children: 1. Barbara Jean Seel, b. Whitestone, NY, 28 Sep 1950; m. Walsenburg, CO, 18 Jun 1978, Paul Stroh. 2. Robert James Seel, b. Puerto Rico, 4 Aug 1953.
741iiRICHARD JAMES, b. 28 Apr 1931; m. Englewood, NJ, 28 Jun 1952, SANDRA MAE SMITH, b. Englewood, 29 May 1922.

Lemuel Wesley Almy, known as Wes, took short-hand and typing in High School and earned his way through Lake Forest College (Illinois) as secretary to the college president. After a short period in the Army in WWI he went to McCormick Theological Seminary (Presbyterian) in Chicago and was ordained in 1923. He received an honorary doctor's degree in 1944. He was pastor of churches in Chicago and Cincinnati for many years (five of them over a period of 23 years). He was in Administrative and Executive positions for the church in the later part of his career.