Elizabeth Kemp

1834–
Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kemp was born in 1834, in Upper Canada, British Colonial America. She had at least 6 sons and 4 daughters with Thomas Fortune. She lived in Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1871.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Fortune
1826–1908
Elizabeth Kemp
1834–
John Fortune
1857–
Dorinda Boyd Fortune
1858–1930
Elizabeth Fortune
1860–1934
William Fortune
1862–1925
Thomas Fred Fortune
1864–1937
John R. Fortune
1866–1941
Robert Homer Fortune
1868–1932
Andrew George Fortune
1869–
Margret Ann Fortune
1871–1937
Martha Alice Fortune
1873–1962

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Fortune

    Male1826–1908Male

    Female1834–Female

children

(10)

    John Fortune

    Male1857–Male

    Female1858–1930Female

    Elizabeth Fortune

    Female1860–1934Female

    William Fortune

    Male1862–1925Male

    Male1864–1937Male

+5 More Children

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 33

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 35

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1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 72

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: status name for a champion, Middle English and Middle Low German kempe. In the Middle Ages a champion was a professional fighter on behalf of others; for example the King's Champion, at the coronation, had the duty of issuing a general challenge to battle to anyone who denied the king's right to the throne. The Middle English word corresponds to Old English cempa and Old Norse kempa ‘warrior’; both these go back to Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or processed hemp, from Middle Dutch canep ‘hemp’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Fortune in household of Thomas Fortune, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Elisabeth Fortune in entry for Arthur W Graham and Elisabeth Fortune, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Elizabeth Kemp in entry for Margaret B Johnston, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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