KEMP, Fred

FROSTBURG—Fred Kemp, 77, formerly of Frostburg, died yesterday at his home in Syracuse, N. Y. Surviving are two sons, Fred R. Kemp, Frostburg, and James M. Kemp, Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie B. Wallace and Mrs. Anna Sears, both of Syracuse, and Mrs. J. W. Phares, Washington, and three brothers, John and William Kemp, both of Frostburg, and George Kemp, LaVale; 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body will arrive this afternoon at the Hafer Funeral Home here. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, November 30-1952 - pg 28, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 20, 2011




KEMP, Hannah McGuire

Mrs Fred Kemp Soon Follows Mother in Death
Frostburg, Md - Jan 12 - Mrs Hanna Kemp, aged 54 years, wife of Fred Kemp, Maple Street, died at 4:15 this morning following a brief illness of pneumonia. Her mother, Mrs. Ann Pugh, aged 83 years, died last Monday morning following an illness of old age complications. Aside from her husband, she is survived by three sons: James, Alvin and Fred Kemp; three daughters: Mrs. Nellie Wallace, Mrs. Catherine Fair and Miss Anna Kemp at home. Mrs. Kemp was born in Barton. She is a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Court Ferdinand No 536 Catholic Daughters of America. The following brothers and sisters also survive: David Pugh, Richard Pugh, John Pugh, Peter McGuire and Patrick McGuire, this city and Mrs. Charles Ferguson, Baltimore, Md.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, January 12, 1929 - pg 7, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 11, 2011


KEMP, Henry P.

After a two weeks' illness, Henry P. Kemp, aged 79 years, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. B. Weimer, at South Connellsville. Two weeks ago Mr. Kemp was stricken with a stroke of paralysis, which resulted in his death. He was unconscious from Friday night until the time of his death. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Robert Sechrist, No. 238 East Fairview avenue. Rev. B. B. Burgess, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment in Hill Grove Cemetery. Mr. Kemp was born and reared near Cumberland, Md. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Kemp. His parents died when he was quite small. When a young man he learned the carpenter trade, which trade he followed until about 10 years ago. He married Miss Margaret Witt, a well known young woman of Wellersburg, Pa. To the union ten children were born, four of whom are living. Mr. Kemp and his family moved from Meyersdale to Connellsville about 20 years ago. Since the death of his wife, which occurred about 10 years ago, he has made his home practically with his daughter, Mrs. Amanda Weimer at South Connellsville. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Three daughters and one son, Mrs. Emma Sechrist, Mrs. Hattie Trump, W. H. Kemp, of Connellsville, and Mrs. Amanda Weimer of South Connellsville, survive him.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 12, 1908
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



KEMP, Mrs. Iona Chaney
FROSTBURG — Mrs. Iona Kemp, 61, of 201 Welsh Hill, died Friday in Miners Hospital, where she was admitted May 22. She was a native of Frostburg, a daughter of the late Clarence and Ida (Garlitz) Chaney. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Kemp, in 1956. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Richards, Consolidation, and Mrs. Elizabeth Twigg, Anderson, Ind.; three sons, Frederick C. Kemp, Columbus, Ga.; Richard Kemp, Dearborn, Mich., and Raymond F. Kemp, Chevy Chase; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Carscaden, Cumberland, and Mrs. Josephine Hyson, Hampstead; three brothers, Oberlin T. Chaney, this city; Clarence Chaney, Dearborn, and Daniel Chaney, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A requiem mass will be celebrated today at 9:30 a. m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Chaney, James Chaney, William Chaney, David Chaney, Mark Chaney and Ronald Chaney.
The Cumberland News, June 2, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2016


KEMP, Joseph Anthony

The body of Pfc. Joseph Anthony Kemp was returned to Meyersdale on Monday and laid to final rest in the Catholic Cemetery, Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, after funeral services were conducted in SS. Philip and James Church. He was the son of Matthew and Mabel Kemp of 303 Olinger Street, and was 20 years of age when he lost his life in the service of his country in ?erry, France, August 3, 1944. He served in the Army four years, and was overseas two years. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers and one sister, James M. Kemp, Meyersdale; John C., Jerry D. and Joyce Anne, at home. Military services were conducted by the American Legion. R. Reich & Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Meyersdale Republican, September 23, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009


KEMP, Mrs. Lewis G.

Frederick, Md., Feb. 15 - Mrs. Lewis G. Kemp, wife of Lewis G. Kemp, died at her home in this city yesterday, aged 91 years. For some time past she had been in poor health due to her advanced age. Besides her husband she leaves three children, Miss Mollie Kemp, Mr. C. Thomas Kemp, a prominent merchant of Frederick, and Mr. B. M. Kemp, of Chicago.
Thursday, 15 February 1912; Cumberland (MD) Alleganian
Posted October 12, 2019



KEMP, Mrs. Lula Durst

SALISBURY, Pa. — Mrs. Lulu Kemp, 72, died Sunday in Meyersdale. A native of Garrett County, Md., she was a daughter of the late Emory and Isabelle (Butler) Durst and was the widow of Irvin Kemp. She was a member of the Salisbury Church of the Brethren. Surviving are four sons, Eugene Kemp, Meyersdale; Robert Kemp, Sheffield Lake, Ohio; Jack Kemp with the Air Force at Vacaville, Calif., and Don Kemp, here; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Holler, Boynton; Mrs. Marian Garlitz, Avilton, Md.; Mrs. Betty Bolden, Meyersdale; Mrs. Loretta Burkholder, Garrett, and Mrs. Jean Smith, Worthington; a sister, Mrs. Annie Bickford, Swanton, Md.; a brother, John G. Durst, Accident, Md.; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. Rev. William F. Phennicie will officiate and interment will be in Salisbury IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, October 27, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011




KEMP, Richard S.

Meyersdale, Jan. 15 - Richard S. Kemp, one of the oldest and best known residents of Meyersdale, died Thursday morning at Hazel McGilvery Hospital where he had been taken the day before for an operation, having his right leg amputated above the knee. Some weeks ago, an infection started in Mr. Kemp's foot which developed into blood poison. Mr. Kemp was a retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad employee, having been watchman at the Broadway cut. He was 79 years old and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Margaret Imler, with whom he has made his home since the death of his wife several years ago; George Kemp and Matthew Kemp, of Meyersdale; and Mrs. Helen Ream of Pittsburg. The funeral service will be held Monday morning at SS. Philip and James Catholic Church of which he was a member, Rev. Father Miller officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 15, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009


KEMP, Simon 

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Simon Kemp, 79, formerly of RD 1, Meyersdale, died yesterday in Canton, Ohio. Surviving are five children, Frank, Wheeling; Mrs. Alma Roberts and Mrs. Eva Matthews, both of Canton; Mrs. Mayme Nelson, Mechanicsburg, Ohio;  William Kemp, Sandusky, Ohio; five step-children, Cleman Miller, Mrs. Elsie Klink and Ralph Miller, all of  of RD 1, Meyersdale; Mrs. Walter Joyce, Pittsburgh, and Howard Miller, Salisbury; a brother, Raymond Kemp, Canton; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Sell and Mrs. Marie Logue, both of Canton, and Mrs. Florence Price, Addison; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at I p. m. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 20, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 18, 2014

KEMPER, Rev Joseph

Rev Joseph Kemper, known in Cumberland as Father Peter, for such was his religious title, died at Wheeling W VA, Thurs night after a short illness of pneumonia. Father Peter was for years pastor of S S Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, this city. He was pastor from 1898 to 1900, and again from 1906 to 1909. He left Cumberland to become pastor of ST Alphonsus church, Wheeling. Father Peter was 50 years of age. He was born at Clearfield Pa, Dec 7, 1862. He pursued his classical studies at St Fidelis Collage (sic), Herman Pa. He entered the Capuchin order August 15, 1863. His studies for the priesthood were made at the local monastery. He was ordained in Cumberland by Cardinal Gibbons, Aug 25, 1889. He is survived by his mother, who lives at Herman, near Butler Pa.
Cumb. News of 6th.
Keyser Tribune, April 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


KEMPHFER, Mary E. Lowdermilk

Mary E. Kemphfer, 93, of Aurora, died Thursday, April.16, 2009 at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD. She was born December 30, 1915 at Kendell, MD a daughter of the late Gilbert and Bessie Casteel Lowdermilk. She loved to quilt and garden. She is survived by two sons, Bill Kemphfer, of Dover, OH and Paul Kemphfer, of Terra Alta; a daughter, Charlotte Ernst, of Laurel, MD; three brothers, Harold, George and Robert Lowdermilk; two sisters, Mable Fulk and Joanne Hershman; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lee Kemphfer; a son, . Herman Lee Kemphfer; two brothers, Charles and Allen Lowdermilk, two sisters, Glady Lowdermilk and Thelma Kisner, and a grandson, Harlan Kemphfer.Funeral services were held Saturday, April 18, at the' Arthur H. Wright, Funeral Home, Terra Alta, with the Rev. Ernest D. Metheny officiating. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; April 22, 2009.
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 15, 2009





Robert R. Kemphfer, 75, Oakland, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at the Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Born on March 7, 1932, in Oakland, he was a son of the late James P. Kemphfer, Sr. and Charlotte (Houge) : Kemphfer. He was also preceded in death by one sister,  Louise Kemphfer; and four brothers, Harland, Dewey, James P. Jr., and Herman Kemphfer. He attended the Lakeside Assembly of God Church and the Mountain Lake Independent Baptist Church. For over 25 years, he worked as a horticulturist; for H. Weber & Sons, Oakland. He is survived by his wife, Wanda L. (Bucklew) Kemphfer; one son, Robert P. Kemphfer, Aurora,. W.Va.; two step-daughters, Karen A. Menear, Bruceton Mills, W.Va., and Shirley L. Graham, Terra Alta, W.Va.; one grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Wednesday, July 18, with Rev. Robert Collette officiating. Interment was In the Terra Alta Cemetery.
The Republican; Oakland, MD; Thurs, July 19, 2007.
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 15, 2009


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