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Abram W. Simpliner (Oct. 15, 1881 - July 13, 1949)
Born in Bay City, MI, practiced law in Detroit.

1912 Bio. - Added Jul., 2009.

History of Detroit, Vol. III, by Paul Leake, 1912


Like many another ambitious young man, Abram W. Sempliner, born at Bay City, October 15, 1881, gravitated to Detroit as the centre of legal activity of the state, and casting his fortunes with the City of the Straits, has more than made good occupying a prominent position in the estimation of his fellow citizens.

The son of William and Hedwig (Alexander) Sempliner, he was reared and received his education in the public schools of Bay City. Graduating from these, he passed through high school and then went to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he entered the law department of the University of Michigan, and where he was graduated with the class of '02, degree of L.L.B. In 1902 he came to Detroit and entered the law office of Alexander J. Groesbeck, where he has since continued, although engaged in the general practice of the law for himself.

On June 26, 1907, Mr. Sempliner was united in marriage to Miss Ida M. Tippling, of Detroit, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Tippling. To this union one son has been born, William Myron Sempliner.

Mr. Sempliner's father was a native of Hungary, and his mother was born at New York City. The elder Mr. Sempliner located in Bay City in 1865 and for thirty-five years was engaged in maintaining a general merchandise store in that city.

Additional Notes:

  • 1900 Census has Abram W. Sempliner living in Ann Arbor
  • 1907 Marriage in Detroit:
    Abram's parents, William Sempliner & Hedwig Alexander. Ida's record shows spelling of last name as ToplingThomas; mother Ann Souden.
  • 1920 Census, Wayne Co.
    Abram and Ida Sempliner, with with children: William M. and Abram W.
Related Pages/Notes

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People Referenced
Alexander, Hedwig (mother)
Groesbeck, Alexander J.
Sempliner, Abram W. Jr. (son)
Sempliner, Abram W. (subject)
Sempliner, William (father)
Sempliner, William M. (son)
Souden, Ann
Tippling, Ida M. (wife)
Tippling, Thomas
Subjects Referenced
Ann Arbor, MI
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Detroit, MI
Univ. of Michigan
Wayne Co., MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.