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Henry Hansell Stembridge, Jr.

I’ve been researching some of the history of the Stembridges’ in Waynesboro, since I live in Waynesboro! One of the ones that I’ve read about was Henry Hansell Stembridge, Jr. He traces back on Thomas Baker Stembridge’s line, and that makes us … Continue reading

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Gunsmith to the Stars – a book involving Stembridge Gun Rentals

Cory Zamora was kind enough to let me know that her book: Gunsmith to the Stars will be released next month. We have had several articles about her Father, Manuel Zamora, who worked for Stembridge Gun Rentals in the early … Continue reading

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Manuel Zamora of Stembridge Gun Rentals

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Even more Stembridge Gun Rentals History!

A gentleman by the name of Jim Ferguson wrote me last year: “I was cleaning out a home today and found a box of letters and photos dated in the 1940’s. They were letters to a Frederick T. Dickie at … Continue reading

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a little more Stembridge Gun Rentals History

SHORTLY AFTER THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, James Stembridge left his East Coast home and went to Los Angeles to seek his fortune. Somewhere around 1913 he met up with Cecil B. DeMille and landed a job helping him make a war … Continue reading

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Marion Stembridge murders rocked 1950s Milledgeville

written by Jonathan Jackson The Union-Recorder September 05, 2008 09:42 pm Peter Dexter won the National Book Award for fiction in 1988 for his novel “Paris Trout”. The book was later adapted into a screenplay, and a 1991 movie version … Continue reading

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Milledgeville: A Real Page-Turner

article written by Carol Clark Special to The Washington Post Sunday, August 10, 2003; P01 “I was there the day Marion Stembridge came up the stairs, wearing that big coat with a pistol in his pocket.” Bob Green, a 78-year-old … Continue reading

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Stembridge Gun Rentals

a collection from their PAST… Stembridge Gun rentals of Hollywood, California, was formed in about 1920 by James Stembridge and Cecil B. DeMille to supply guns to the movie industry. The company is still in existence and is currently being … Continue reading

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Bridport, Dorset, England

picture from FreeFoto.com Bridport, an Anglo-Saxon town made famous by its rope making is the largest town in West Dorset. Such was the fame of Bridport rope that those who ended their days on the gallows were said to have … Continue reading

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Stembridges in the Military

USAREUR Public Affairs July 21, 2003 V Corps engineers patrol river in Saddam’s hometown Story and photos by Jayme Loppnow, 130th Engineer Brigade Public Affairs Pfc. Laura Stembridge of V Corps 502nd Engineer Company, 565th Engineer Battalion, keeps a close … Continue reading

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Marion Wesley Stembridge

Marion Stembridge was a respected as a grocery store owner, but he made his real money by being a banker and a loan shark. He had made almost a million dollars off of forcing poor people to pay outrageous sums … Continue reading

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