James Ephraim Kemmish

16 January 1851–21 September 1918 (Age 67)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Ephraim

When James Ephraim Kemmish was born on 16 January 1851, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Kemmish, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilkey, was 38. He married Leona Francis Lyons on 25 February 1877, in Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ross Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 21 September 1918, in Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ephraim Kemmish
Leona Francis Lyons
Marriage: 25 February 1877
Eldora Kemmish
Leona Kemmish
Cora Ethel Kemmish
James William Kemmish
Charles Fredrick Kemmish
Jesse Alvin Kemmish
Hughie LeRoy Kemmish
Harry Lee Kemmish

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1877Harrison, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 3
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: see Kemish .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    Charles Kemmish - 1915 Harrison County Iowa Biographies Page Six

    From ************************************************** James E. KEMMISH & Charles KEMMISH - The debt which Harrison county, Iowa, owes to the citizens of English birth or descent is one which the

    Sources (32)

    • James E Kemmish in entry for Hughie Le Roy Kemmish, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • James Kemmish, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James E Kemmish in entry for Leona Kemmish, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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