Harry Upson Camp

Male21 November 1895–November 1967

Brief Life History of Harry Upson

When Harry Upson Camp was born on 21 November 1895, in Coginchaug, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Henry Gilbert Camp, was 25 and his mother, Grace Frances Upson, was 23. He married Adra Cordelia Powers on 6 June 1922, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1895 and Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died in November 1967, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Main Street Cemetery, Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Harry Upson Camp
Adra Cordelia Powers
Marriage: 6 June 1922
Gilbert Powers Camp
Harriet Upson Camp

Sources (17)

  • Harry U Camp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry Upson Camp, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Harry Upson Camp, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1922Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 3

    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.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 21

    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

    Dutch (also Van de Camp) and North German: from camp ‘enclosed, fenced, or hedged piece of land, field’, from Latin campus ‘plain’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field. Compare Kamp .

    English: from Middle English kempe ‘warrior’; see Kemp . The spelling Camp may be due to the influence of Old English camp ‘battle’ and campian ‘to fight’, or of Old French campion ‘warrior, champion’.

    French: mainly southern form of Champ .

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

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