Stella Fern Welch

23 April 1892–21 July 1981 (Age 89)
Kent, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Stella Fern

When Stella Fern Welch was born on 23 April 1892, in Kent, Ontario, Canada, her father, Ambrose Welch, was 39 and her mother, Rosena Dowswell, was 30. She married Roy Williamson Kemp * on 17 December 1922, in Kent, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Kent, Georgian Highlands, Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1911 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 21 July 1981, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89.

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Roy Williamson Kemp *
Stella Fern Welch
Marriage: 17 December 1922

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17 December 1922
Kent, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 5

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone of Welsh origin. This is the usual form of the surname in England; the usual form in Ireland is Walsh and in Scotland Welsh .2 German: variant of Welk .3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Welsch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stella Kemp in household of Roy Kemp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella F Kemp in household of Roy W Kemp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stella Welsh in household of Rosey Welsh, "Canada Census, 1901"

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