Arthur Alma Kemp

31 August 1856–2 October 1911 (Age 55)
Bunwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Arthur Alma

When Arthur Alma Kemp was born on 31 August 1856, in Bunwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Button Kemp, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Bilham, was 32. He married Mary Jane Jennie Wood on 16 May 1901, in Beaver, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 2 October 1911, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Alma Kemp
Mary Jane Jennie Wood
Marriage: 16 May 1901
Christina Jennie Maud Kemp
Catherine Hazel Kemp
Emmilena May Kemp
Arthur Alma Kemp

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 May 1901Beaver, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 1
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 16
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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 (21)

    • Arthur Alma Kemp in entry for Emmilena May Kemp, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Arthur Kemp in household of Elizabeth Kemp, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • A A Kemp, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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