Thomas Kemp

Male8 October 1849–6 December 1941

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Kemp was born on 8 October 1849, in Eden Mills, Guelph Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, his father, Clark Lowry Kemp, was 29 and his mother, Anna Thomas, was 26. He married Helen Thomas on 1 September 1879, in Eden Mills, Guelph Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada for about 30 years and Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 6 December 1941, in Eden Mills, Guelph Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Guelph Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Kemp
Helen Thomas
Marriage: 1 September 1879
Herbert Wendell Kemp
Ada Helen Kemp

Sources (18)

  • Thoms Kemp, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Thomas Kemp, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Thomas Kemp, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1879Eden Mills, Guelph Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (6)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 18

    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.


    Age 20


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 34

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    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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