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Kemp/Morrison PA to Morrison, Iowa since 1865

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Re: Kemp/Morrison PA to Morrison, Iowa since 1865

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Surnames: Kemp, Burnworth, Morrison, Slicer, Dennie,
No I am sorry it does not mention a Mary Ann Kemp unless she was not living when the article was written and was not included. I thought you may be interested in the whole article.
Meyersdale Republican Thursday, July 3, 1913
INTERESTING KEMP
FAMILY REUNION

Eight Brothers and Sisters
Meet for first Time in
Many Years.

Incident to the Gettysburg semi-centennial was a very pleasant family reunion in Meyersdale of the children of the late Julius and Rhoda (Burnworth) Kemp for many years prominent residents of Somerfield and vicinity. The reunion was held at the home of Mrs. Chelsea Slicer. Those of the brothers and sisters who foregathered there were, in the order of their prospective ages, as follows:

Mrs. Catherine Dennis, aged 76, of Buena Vista, Fayette County, Pa.
Charles H. Kemp, 74, Kane, Pa.
Mrs. Sarah Morrison, 72, Meyersdale.
Milton Kemp, 70, Uniontown, Pa.
Mrs. Chelsea, Slicer, 68, Meyersdale.
Butler L. Kemp, 65, Somerset, Pa.
R. S. Kemp, 55, Meyersdale.
H. B. Kemp, 48, Titusville, Pa.

Charles H. and Milton Kemp are veterans of the Civil War and it was on account of their stopping here enroute to the Gettysburg celebration, to visit their sisters, Mrs. Slicer and Mrs. Morrison, and brother, R. S. Kemp, that the family reunion was arranged. It was the first reunion of the brothers and sisters since the older ones became of age and left home. To the great regret of all, one surviving sister, Mrs. Hannah Morrison, of Morrison, Iowa, a twin of Mrs. Sarah Morrison of Meyersdale, was unable to be present. One brother, Jasper died in infancy and one sister, Salina Jane, died at the age of about 15. Julius Kemp, the father of this fine family was born October 20, 1813, and he died Aug. 5, 1898. He was a farmer and miller by occupation and for many years a wagoner on the National Pike between Baltimore and Wheeling. The mother was born June 26, 1818 and died Jan. 27, 1902. Many persons yet living remember this estimable old couple. They were able to give their children many
educational advantages, but all that grew up turned out to be intelligent, industrious, useful and law-abiding men and women. Catherine , the eldest, is the wife of George Dennis, a blacksmith, and has lived most of her life in Fayette county, Pa. Charles H., the eldest of the sons, is a successful man of affairs, a man of action who has led a buy life and filled every position of trust and honor among his neighbors from church trustee to president of a national bank. He enlisted in the 3rd Virginia regiment at the outbreak of the Civil War and fought valiantly for the Union. Soon after the war he located in Philadelphia where he was engaged in the hotel business. In 1876, he settled at Kane, Pa., where he promoted many large industries, acting as director of many
corporations and being the organizer of the First National Bank of that place and filling the positions successively of cashier, vice president and president. On account of
establishing his winter home at Melbourne, Fla., about five
years ago, and spending much of his time in the South he declined longer to serve as president of the bank, but he still has many interests and his summer home at Kane. The twin sisters, Sarah and Hannah, married Thomas and Ross Morrison, respectively. Sarah lived in Fayette county until the death of her husband some years ago when she came to Meyersdale to make her home with her widowed sister, Mrs.
Chelsea Slicer. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Morrison have lived in Iowa since 1865, the town of Morrison being named after them. Mr.Morrison is a prosperous farmer. Milton Kemp now living retired in Uniontown worked at the blacksmith trade most of his life, having conducted at shop in Preston county, W. Va., for thirty years and removed to Uniontown, Pa., twenty-two years ago. He served two enlistments in the Civil War, first as a member of George F. Baer's company in the 133rd Pa. Infantry and later in the 6th W. Va. Cavalry.Mrs. Chelsea, Slicer, widow of the late John Slicer, has resided in Meyersdale about 32 years. Together with her husband, and for some years after his death, she successfully conducted hotel business and still own the Union hotel property, besides the comfortable home on Main street in which she resides. B. L. Kemp of Somerset is a retired blacksmith. He learned his trade with the late William Chapman of Grants-ville, Md. R. S. Kemp is a. well known local employee of the B & O. R. R. He has of many years been a member of
choir of SS. Philip & James Catholic church, and as a tenor soloist has few equals in Somerset county.H. B. Kemp of Titusville is a hotel man and has been associated a number of years with his oldest brother in hotel enterprises. The reunion lasted several days until the two eldest brothers departed for Gettysburg. All enjoyed themselves thoroughly and, were greatly pleased with the hospitality of their sister,
Mrs. Slicer. R. S. Kemp entertained the visitors with singing and on Sunday evening they accompanied him to church to hear him sing in the choir. Mrs. Dennis was accompanied bher daughter and Milton Kemp by his wife. The other visitors came singly.




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