Eliza Kemp

3 July 1841–29 March 1888 (Age 46)
Bunwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Kemp was born on 3 July 1841, in Bunwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Button Kemp, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Bilham, was 17. She married Nelson Paul Beebe on 21 December 1862, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 March 1888, in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Saint David Cemetery, Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Paul Beebe
Eliza Kemp
Marriage: 21 December 1862
William Nelson Beebe
Alice Rosemary Beebe
Grace Elizabeth Beebe
Ann Eliza Beebe
Marietta Eliza Beebe
Sarah Jane Beebe
Paul Henry Beebe
Samuel Kemp Beebe
David Austin Beebe
Nellie Beebe

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1862Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 13
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    The History of Eliza Kemp

    William V. Sanders is the author and great grandson, January 2001 INTRODUCTION The purpose of this history is to honor the memory of Eliza Kemp Beebe and her family by creating a permanent record of …

    Sources (13)

    • Eliza Kemp in entry for William Nelson Beebe, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Eliza Beebe in household of Nelson Beebe, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Eliza Kemp Beebe, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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