John Russel Kemper

Brief Life History of John Russel

When John Russel Kemper was born on 24 December 1928, his father, John William Kemper, was 38 and his mother, Izetta Rovella Dempsey, was 36. He lived in Nimmons, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Mississippi Township, Mississippi, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 3 March 2000, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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John William Kemper
Izetta Rovella Dempsey
Mary M Kemper
Murray Wallace Kemper
Martha Ann Kemper
Magdalene Kemper
John Russel Kemper
Jack Dempsey Kemper

Sources (5)

  • Russell Kemper in household of John Kemper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Russell Kemper, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • John R Kemper, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1932 · The Miners Union

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp 1.

North German: occupational name for an official calibrator who marked the correct weight and measures for verification, from Middle Low German kempen.

German and possibly also Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of the twelve places called Kempen in the Dutch-German border area.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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