Iris Kemp

18 February 1918–7 March 2013 (Age 95)
North Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Iris

When Iris Kemp was born on 18 February 1918, in North Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, John Henry Kemp, was 39 and her mother, Annie Eliza Hyer, was 37. She married Grant Potter Rogers on 24 May 1942. She lived in North Logan Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 7 March 2013, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Centerville Memorial Park, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Grant Potter Rogers
1919–1985
Iris Kemp
1918–2013
Marriage: 24 May 1942

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24 May 1942

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1926 · No More Street Cars

Age 8

On September 20, Utah Light & Traction Company discontinued its street car services for Davis County. It operated for 12 years and helped many people get from city to city without any problems. During the next month all streetcars were converted into a bus system to help people that couldn't afford their own vehicles.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Iris Kemp in household of John Henry Kemp, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Iris Kemp in household of John Henry Kemp, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Iris Kemp in household of John Henry Kemp, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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