Jane Elizabeth Kemp

16 August 1843–12 July 1920 (Age 76)
Bunwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane Elizabeth

When Jane Elizabeth Kemp was born on 16 August 1843, in Bunwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Button Kemp, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Bilham, was 19. She married John Eddins on 16 July 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, United States in 1900. She died on 12 July 1920, in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Eddins
Jane Elizabeth Kemp
Marriage: 16 July 1864
Elizabeth Eddins
Sarah Eddins
William Kemp Eddins
Helen Ella Eddins
Dora Jane Kemp Eddins
Rose Eddins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Beauten Kemp - Life Snapshot

    Birth: Apr. 11, 1820 Bunwell Norfolk, England Death: Jun. 4, 1876 Saint George Washington County Utah, USA Son of Robert Kemp and Martha Button. Married Elizabeth Bilham, 13 May 1840, Bunwell, N …

    Sources (22)

    • Eliza Kemp in household of William Kemp, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jane Kemp in entry for Rose Murphy, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • Jane Kemp in household of Elizabeth Kemp, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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