Jack Hemingway
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John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway (1923 - 2000)

Lt John Hadley Nicanor (Jack) "Bumby" Hemingway
Born in Toronto, Canadamap
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Brother of [private brother (1920s - unknown)] [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 25 Jun 1949 in Parismap
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Father of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], and
Died at age 77 in New York City, New York, USAmap
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Jack Hemingway was awarded the Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 (France).
Roll of Honor
Lt Jack Hemingway was a Prisoner of War during World War II.

John Hadley "Nicador" Hemingway, fondly nick-named "Bumby", was born in Toronto, Canada, on October 10, 1923, to mother, Hadley Richardson Hemingway, and father, famous writer, Ernest Miller Hemingway. John was the first of three sons, born to Ernest, followed by Patrick, then Gregory Hemingway. Pedigree File Database His grandparents were Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and Grace Hall U.S., Consular Reports of Births, 1910-1949

Leaves Dartmouth College-Enlists in Army at start of WWII

  • New York Times Archives John was initially assigned to North Africa, Military Police Division, before being promoted to a Lieutenant for the Office of Strategic Services, working with the French Resistance.

Prisoner of War, World War II

John sustained injuries during WWII, while in France, before being captured by the Germans, becoming a "Prisoner of War" from Oct 28, 1944 to April 30, 1945 at the Moseburg Prison Camp.

Recipient of the Croix de Guerre Award (French War Cross)

John married Byra Louise Whittlesey, June 25, 1949, Paris, France.

John and Byra had three daughters. Their children include...

  1. Joan 'Muffet' Hemingway
  2. Mariel Hemingway
  3. Margaux Hemingway (who preceded him in death)

John married Angela J Holvey, April 29, 1989, Dallas County, Texas.

Death, December 1, 2000, Manhattan, NY-Burial, Ketchum, Idaho


Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Blaine County, Idaho, USA.  [1]
John Hadley Nicanor “Jack” Hemingway (10 Oct 1923–1 Dec 2000)
- Find A Grave: Memorial #5715636
Byra Louise “Puck” Whittlesey Hemingway (5 Jan 1922–24 Jun 1988) (spouse)
- Find A Grave: Memorial #5715934

Jack Hemingway Annual Conservation Day
Idaho Department Of Fish And Game October 10, 2001 marked the first annual state-recognized "Jack Hemingway Annual Conservation Day", as decreed by then Governor of Idaho, Dirk Kempthorne, in honor of Jack Hemingway's numerous contributions to the conservation of Idaho's natural resources

Biographies of John "Jack" Hadley Nicanor Hemingway

Additional Information about the Office of Strategic Services

  • World War II History Blog Article entitled, "Julia Child Part of the OSS in WWII" by Brett J. Blackledge (Associated Press) discusses the special military unit, Office of Strategic Services, that John H Hemingway participated in, during World War II. In 1945, President Truman disbanded this unit, by its merger into the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). John is mentioned in this article.
  • U.S. National Park Service, "OSS in Action: The Mediterranean and European Theaters" EXCERPT: " It has been estimated that during World War II, the total number of people who served in the OSS probably numbered fewer than 20,000 men and women altogether, less than the size of one of the nearly one hundred U.S. infantry divisions, a mere handful among the sixteen million Americans who served in uniform in World War II."


  1. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5715636/john_hadley_nicanor-hemingway: accessed March 23, 2024), memorial page for John Hadley Nicanor “Jack” Hemingway (10 Oct 1923–1 Dec 2000), Find A Grave: Memorial #5715636, citing Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Blaine County, Idaho, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.
  • Corbis Images Wedding picture of John Hadley Hemingway and Angela J Holvey, including John's 3 daughters from his first marriage
  • John Hadley "Nicador" Hemingway: FamilySearch Person: LK6J-2ZY


  • WikiTree profile Hemingway-161 created through the import of hemingway.ged on Nov 30, 2011 by Stephen Hemingway.
  • WikiTree profile Hemingway-708 was created by Nalani Briggs through the import of Kupau-Vetu-Briggs Tree-4-13-2014-910PM.ged on Apr 13, 2014.

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Due to the standardization of military categories, please change the following:

Category: World War II, United States Army


Category: United States Army, World War II

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posted by Darlene (Scott) Kerr
Hello Aaron, we have been working to improve the profiles of Hemingway family. I sent request to be added to trusted list. Per NY Times obit John Hemingway died Dec 2000 wife Byra Whittlesey died 1986. Thanks, Sheila
posted by Sally x