William Carl Kemp

25 September 1893–10 April 1964 (Age 70)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William Carl

When William Carl Kemp was born on 25 September 1893, in Georgia, United States, his father, Joseph L. Kemp, was 35 and his mother, Martha L. Watson, was 33. He lived in Big Creek, Forsyth, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 10 April 1964, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sugar Hill, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph L. Kemp
Martha L. Watson
Minnie Kemp
Mamie E Kemp
Eugene P Kemp
William Carl Kemp
Mattie T L Kemp
Annie C Kemp

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph L. Kemp


    Martha L. Watson




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 13

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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Sources (3)

  • Carl Kemp in household of Joseph R Kemp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William C Kemp in household of Joseph L Kemp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Carl Kemp, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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