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Clair Wambold and Dorothy Miller of Springwater NY

Photos and info courtesy of daughters Shirley and Sharon.

The Wambold - Miller Wedding

From the Genesee Country Express, 8 July 1937



Dorothy Miller and Clair Wambold in 1937.

Springwater - Miss Dorothy Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Miller of Springwater was united in marriage to Clair Wambold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Heman Jay Wambold of Sparta at a beautiful twilight wedding at the home of the bride’s parents in Springwater last evening. Rev. Miss Helena Chapman, pastor of the M. E. Church of Springwater performed the ceremony. The single ring ceremony was used.

The bride was gowned in a white wedding dress and carried a delicate bouquet of pink roses and gypsophila.

Miss Betty Miller, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She was attired in pink and carried a bouquet of pink and white flowers.

Leonard Pifer, a cousin of the groom, was best man.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, Edmund Miller.

Following the ceremony a reception and luncheon was given at the home of the bride’s parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Wambold are now on a short wedding trip.

The bride was a graduate of the Springwater High School two years ago and has been employed in the postoffice at Springwater. Mr. Wambold, a graduate of the Groveland High School and the Geneseo State Normal School, is taking special work in summer school at the Normal. He has been teaching at a Springwater rural school for the past two terms.

Out of town guests attending the wedding included those from Buffalo and Cincinnati, Ohio.



Dorothy Miller Wambold in 1942.



Dorothy Miller Wambold in 1949.





Clair Wambold certificates. Click to enlarge.





Dorothy Miller certificates. Click to enlarge.



Dorothy Miller circa 1919.



Dorothy Miller circa 1925.



Shirley Wambold the first born daughter of Clair and Dorothy Wambold in 1944 at 4 months old. Click the image to enlarge.



The daughters of Clair and Dorothy Wambold in 1949. Shirley at 5 years and Sharon at 3 years. Click the image to enlarge.



The daughters of Clair and Dorothy Wambold in 1949. Shirley at 5 years and Sharon at 3 years. Click the image to enlarge.



The daughters of Clair and Dorothy Wambold in 1958. Sharon at 12 years and Shirley at 14 years on the last day of school in Buffalo NY. Click the image to enlarge.



The Wambold family in Buffalo NY in 1962 where Clair was stationed with the FBI. Left to right: Shirley, Dorothy, Clair and Sharon. Click the image to enlarge.



Dorothy Miller Wambold with 8 of her great-grandchilren in 2013 at 96 years of age. Click the image to enlarge.



Dorothy Miller Wambold circa 2016.

The Family of Clair Wambold and Dorothy Miller




birth place

death place

Clair V. Wambold


1 March 1914 - 12 May 1988

Sparta NY

Lima NY

Dorothy Miller Wambold


12 September 1917 - 12 May 2016

Buffalo NY

Henrietta NY



2 July 1937



Shirley Wambold


17 June 1944 -

Washington DC


Sharon Wambold


26 November 1946 -

Buffalo NY






The Parents of Clair Wambold

Heman Jay Wambold and Mary Jane Pifer Wambold

The Parents of Dorothy Miller Wambold

Edmund Miller Sr. and Martha Ethel Toale Miller

The Obituary of Clair Wambold

1 March 1914 - 12 May 1988

From the Genesee Country Express, 19 May 1988

A former Dansville area man, Clair V. Wambold, 74, of West Bloomfield and Englewood, Fla., died unexpectedly Thursday (May 12, 1988).

He was born Mar. 1, 1914, a son of Heman Jay and Mary Jane Pifer Wambold. He graduated from Geneseo Normal School in 1935 and taught school for several years before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation, beginning a 31-year career.

Mr. Wambold married Dorothy Miller of Springwater on July 2, 1937. Also surviving are two daughters, Shirley Walker and Sharon King of Rochester; two brothers, Glenn of Harrisburg, Pa. and Perry of Scottsburg; a sister, Grace Lown of Dansville; five grand-children; nieces and nephews.

A service was conducted in the Miller Funeral Home of Rochester with the Rev. Walter B. Reed officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Springwater.

The Obituary of Dorothy Miller Wambold

12 September 1917 - 12 May 2016

From the Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.

On May 12th 2016 at age 98. Predeceased by her Husband, Clair V. Wambold; Parents, Edmund J. & Ethel Toale Miller; Sister, Betty Goodel; Brother, Edmund J. Miller “Bud”; Grandson, John Paul King II, Survived by 2 daughters, Shirley E. (James E.) Walker & Sharon W. (Matthew) Hart; Grandchildren, James E. Walker, Jr., Patrick J. Walker, Robert M. Walker, Jennifer L. King & Matthew C. Hart; 13 Great-Grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9th, 11 AM at the Episcopal Church Home (505 Mt. Hope Ave.). Interment will be held privately at Mt. Vernon Evergreen Cemetery in Springwater, NY. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in support of the Episcopal Senior Life Communities (505 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620)

The Burial of Clair Wambold

Mt. Vernon - Evergreen Cemetery in Springwater NY

The Burial of Dorothy Miller Wambold

Mt. Vernon - Evergreen Cemetery in Springwater NY