John Truman Kemp

Male31 March 1914–23 June 1986

Brief Life History of John Truman

John Truman Kemp was born on 31 March 1914, in Arkansas, United States. He married Wilma Mavis Poff on 12 August 1936, in Stone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and Blue Mountain Township, Stone, Arkansas, United States in 1950. He died on 23 June 1986, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Case Cemetery, Mountain View, Stone, Arkansas, United States.

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John Truman Kemp
Wilma Mavis Poff
Marriage: 12 August 1936
Donald Edward Kemp
Kenneth Dean Kemp Sr
Cloyce Elizabeth Kemp

Sources (6)

  • Truman Kump, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Truman Kemp, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • John Truman Kemp, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 August 1936Stone, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (3)

    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.

    1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

    Age 8

    In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

    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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