Glen Leonard Kemp

2 November 1914–13 February 1983 (Age 68)
Denton, Denton, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Glen Leonard

When Glen Leonard Kemp was born on 2 November 1914, in Denton, Denton, Texas, United States, his father, Albert Sidney Kemp, was 42 and his mother, Dezzie Legg, was 34. He had at least 1 son with Gladys Branson. He lived in Jefferson Township, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 13 February 1983, in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Randlett, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States.

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Glen Leonard Kemp
Gladys Branson
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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 2
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.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion
Age 3
A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 21
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Sources (4)

  • Glen Kemp in household of A S Kemp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard Kemp in household of Albert S Kemp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Glen Kemp, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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