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Fonda couple leaves strong legacy

Wemples set up scholarships

W. Barent Wemple and Ashley Burton Wemple left a $1.8 million bequest for scholarships for
Fonda-Fultonville school graduates. Copy photograph from his obituary dated Aug. 24,1978 from the Mohawk Valley Democrat.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
W. Barent Wemple and Ashley Burton Wemple left a $1.8 million bequest for scholarships for Fonda-Fultonville school graduates. Copy photograph from his obituary dated Aug. 24,1978 from the Mohawk Valley Democrat.
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This year’s high school graduation at the Fonda-Fultonville school district will mark the start of a unique legacy left by a village couple known for hard work and community service. About a dozen students unlikely to afford college on their will have opportunity to continue their studies with free tuition with a new scholarship named after its donors, William Barent Wemple and Elizabeth Ashley Burton Wemple. School officials have said the gift of $1.83 million ...

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