Joy Kempton

13 August 1927–22 July 2009 (Age 81)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Joy

When Joy Kempton was born on 13 August 1927, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Lawrence Wesley Kempton, was 27 and her mother, Ada L. Mayberry, was 23. She married Anthony Jackson Fisher on 10 February 1947, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1930. She died on 22 July 2009, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Jackson Fisher
Joy Kempton
Marriage: 10 February 1947
Kathrine Leigh Fisher

Spouse and Children

10 February 1947
Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States


    Kathrine Leigh Fisher


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 10

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place called Kempton in Shropshire, named from an Old English personal name Cempa (or the Old English vocabulary word cempa ‘warrior’) + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant of Kimpton .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joy Kempton in household of Lawrence Kempton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joy Kempton in household of Lawrence W Kempton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joy Kempton, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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