Male, born 1849-08-25, died 1921-10-21

Associated with the firms network

Bemus and Clark, Architects; Bemus, Erskine, Architect

Professional History


Private, Union Army, 1864-06/1865; Bemus fought primarily in NC.

Principal, Erskine Bemus, Architect, Bakersfield, CA, 1912. In 1912, Bemus maintained an office at 2331 21st Street in Bakersfield, CA. At this time, Harry E. Bemus worked as a draftsman in the Bemus office.


Bemus spent six months in Pasadena, CA, in 1897; he returned to CA after his wife died in 1908, settling in Bakersfield, CA, in 1909.

Erskine Bemus met Lucy Fisher (born in Defiance, OH-d. 1908, Sidney, OH), while the two lived in Urbana, OH;

With Lucy Fisher Bemus, Erskine Bemus had at least six children: Surviving her are six children, namely: Temperance Bemus Given of Sidney, OH; Clara Bemus McLeod, of Bakersfield, CA; Beatrice Bemus Steffa, of Los Angeles, CA; Alice Bemus, who owned the Sweet Shop in Bakersfield, CA; Denton Bemus, a cement contractor in Sidney, OH; and Harry, of Bakersfield, CA, who worked in the construction industry.

Associated Locations

  • Dunkirk, NY (Architect's Birth)
    Dunkirk, NY

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PCAD id: 6009