Richard Jennings Bryan Kemp

1 September 1896–19 March 1967 (Age 70)
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Richard Jennings Bryan

When Richard Jennings Bryan Kemp was born on 1 September 1896, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Dowdney Kemp, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellen Slater, was 30. He married Hilda Elizabeth Gilbert on 7 November 1939, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 19 March 1967, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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Richard Jennings Bryan Kemp
Hilda Elizabeth Gilbert
Marriage: 7 November 1939
Darlene Dawn Carrigan

Spouse and Children

7 November 1939
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


    Darlene Dawn Carrigan


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · A City Pavillion Is Built

Age 4

The city of Lehi purchased property from John Beck in July 1900 for a city pavillion. Hundreds of volunteers cleared the ground and built a dance floor. The following month, volunteers used planking to cover the rough paneling that was originally laid. The Grand Sugar Ball was held on January 1, 1901. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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Story Highlight

Jennings Bryan Kemp (1896-1967) from "The Petersen and Kemp Families of Nevada," 2005, page 174, by Carol Ann Petersen Ryerse

Jennings Bryan Kemp was born Tuesday, 1 September 1896 in Lehi, Utah and died 19 February 1967, age 70 years, in Reno, Nevada. Known as Dick. A quiet, helpful and gentle man. Memory tidbit …

Sources (3)

  • Richard Jennings Kemp in household of John Downey Kemp, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Richard Kemp in household of John D Kemp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennings B. Kemp in household of John D. Kemp, "United States Census, 1900"

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