Vada Marie Kemp

Brief Life History of Vada Marie

When Vada Marie Kemp was born on 20 April 1891, in Barnes, Washington, Kansas, United States, her father, Horace Greeley Kemp, was 38 and her mother, Emma Earnhart, was 27. She married Carl Elton Welch on 29 April 1913. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in North Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Washington, Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 18 February 1978, in Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States.

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Carl Elton Welch
Vada Marie Kemp
Marriage: 29 April 1913
Carl Elton Welch Jr

Sources (11)

  • Veda Welch in household of Carl E Welch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Vada M. Kemp - Memory of Someone: Memory of a sibling: birth-name: Vada Marie Kemp
  • Vada Welch, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Name Meaning

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 ancient Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .

Dutch and North German (North Rhine-Westphalia): from the personal name Kempe, Kampe; see 1 above.

Dutch and Flemish: 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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