Emily Jane Kemp

24 July 1904–1 December 1987 (Age 83)
Tunbridge, DeWitt, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emily Jane

When Emily Jane Kemp was born on 24 July 1904, in Tunbridge, DeWitt, Illinois, United States, her father, Albert Nimrod Kemp, was 47 and her mother, Josephine Craig, was 40. She married Earl Edgar Poor on 3 April 1922, in Kenney, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. She died on 1 December 1987, in Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Earl Edgar Poor
Emily Jane Kemp
Marriage: 3 April 1922

Spouse and Children

3 April 1922
Kenney, DeWitt, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Nimrod Kemp


    Josephine Craig




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 6

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Emily Kemp in household of Albert N Kemp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emily Poor in household of Earl Poor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emily Poor in household of Earl Poor, "United States Census, 1930"

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