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Anna Abigail Kemple

Anna Abigail Kemple

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  • Name Anna Abigail Kemple 
    Born 23 Jan 1888  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Social Security Number 380-32-6897  [4
    Died 16 Oct 1984  Scotts,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary 17 Oct 1984  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Kalamazoo Gazette 
    • Memorial Obituary
      STRONG,
      MRS. Anna a. 10185 S. 29th St.,
      Scotts

      Died late Tuesday evening, October 16, 1984 at her home. Mrs. Strong was born January 23, 1888 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Daniel and Harriet Parker Kemple, and had been a lifelong resident of this area. She was married to George A. Strong in 1902, who preceded her in death in 1959. Surviving her are 1 son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Patricia of Kalamazoo; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Letha and Carl Warren of Plainwell, Dorothy and Kenneth Reinbold of Mendon. Mary and Delbert Root of Scotts, 21 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Three children died at birth; and she was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Margarette Blackney in 1952, 1 son, Edwin Earl in 1972, and 3 sisters. The family will receive friends at the RUPERT-DURHAM FUNERAL HOME, Vicksburg, Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Kalamazoo with Rev. Thomas Pace officiating. Interment in Mendon Cemetery. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Church. Pallbearers will be Dale Baldwin, Kenneth Renbold Jr., Randy Root, Dane Baldwin, Danny Reinbold and Douglas Strong.
    Funeral Notice 20 Oct 1984  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eulogy For Anna A. Strong by Jack Dunn 
    • Eulogy For Anna A. Strong
          Anna Abigail Strong: A beautiful lady who blessed us all. Truly, she was "one of a kind."
          To her children, of whom she was very proud, she was "Mom", to the rest of us, she was "Grandma Strong". To all of us she was a very special lady.
          Grandma was a most contented person. She was one of those rare individuals who never complained, who never had a hard word to say about anything or anybody. Grandma was so easy to please, she was so easy to love.
          I remember how my own mom loved grandma. I'll never forget this past January when mom died --what a surprise when grandma strong blessed us with her presence there at the funeral home. Because mom and grandma had a very special love for one another, and because she cared, grandma was there to share with us that love.
          Grandma Strong lived up to her name. For she was able to handle the adversaries of life in very well. She had such a strong will to live, not only this past few weeks, but I remember the other times she was sick. I recall once there in the hospital when the doctors gave us so little hope, grandma remained strong in her desire to live. She was determined to get up out of bed, regain her strength and keep on living, and she did, because she was Grandma Strong.
          Grandma also had a strong faith. I rememberwell her love for the Lord and for His church. I know how she would alway be there attending church faithfully - until she was unable to do so. Then, I remember all those times when she blessed us with her presence at our Fellowship Groups Meeting at Dutch and Mary's. For my friends, she shared with us her love of life and her blessed smile.
          Grandma never had a whole lot to say, but she always had a smile. At the funeral home Thursday evening, Mary was telling me about Lilly, who was one of the ladies there at the home who once shared a bedroom with grandma. Mary once asked her if her and grandma talked a lot. Lilly replied, "No, but we sure do smile a lot". Certainly, my friends, both Lilly, who died just last week, and now grandma have a lot more to smile about as they rejoice together in Heavens' Glory!
          The Apostle Paul writes in the bible, "For in me to live is Christ, but to die is gain". Yes! How we will miss you Grandma Strong, we will miss your love, we will mis your beautiful smile, but truly, our loss but Heaven's gain. As I've said before old soldiers of the Cross, those Blessed Saints of God, never die they just fade away in eternity. So it was with Grandma Strong, for my wife was there most of the day this past Tuesday. She remarked to me that evening how grandma many times during the day raised her hand toward heaven as if reaching to Jesus saying "Lord I'm coming home", Without complaining, without pain! With her loved once about her! With the peace of God in her heart! She just slipped away into eternity. Grandma Strong, we will miss you! But someday, perhaps very soon we who love Jesus will see you again to look into your face and see your beautiful smile. What a happy day that will be.
                                 Tribute to a Lovely Lady,
                                              Jack Dunn
    Cemetery 20 Oct 1984  Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mendon Township Cemetery 
    Family Search ID match LRXZ-4L1 
    Family Search Link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LRXZ-4L1 
    Buried 20 Oct 1984  Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    STRONG, Anna A., 1888-1984 and George A., 1886-1959.
    STRONG, Anna A., 1888-1984 and George A., 1886-1959.
    Person ID I15  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Josiah Churchill, abt 1615, Descendants of Leonard Phillip Conine, 1799-1873, Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2018 

    Father Ancestors Daniel "Dan" Kemple,   b. 18 Dec 1850, Harrisburg,Dauphin,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1922, Comstock,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Harriet A. "Hattie" Parker,   b. 7 Jun 1858, ,,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1908, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Jul 1874  Parkville,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors George Adelbert Strong,   b. 11 Dec 1887, Nottawa,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1959, Vicksburg,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 2 May 1907  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    George and Anna Strong
    George and Anna Strong
    Married by 2 May 1907  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Justice Fred Mills 
    Children 
    +1. Edwin Earl Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 11 Jul 1911, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1973, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    +2. Margarette Ellen "Maggie" Strong,   b. 4 Oct 1915, Oshtemo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1952, Galesburg,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     3. Cecil Clare Strong,   b. 24 Mar 1918, Mesick,Wexford,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1918, Mesick,Wexford,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +4. Letha May Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 5 May 1920, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 2000, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     5. Thelma Marie Strong,   b. 1922, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +6. Dorothy Belle Strong,   b. 2 Mar 1924, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 2005, Leonidas Township,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    +7. Robert B "Shortie" Strong Married: 2x2x ,   b. 28 Nov 1926, Kalamazoo Township,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2012, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +8. Mary Lucille Strong,   b. 24 Mar 1929, Vicksburg,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 2001, Saint Augustine,St. Johns,Florida,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     9. Glenna Jean Strong,   b. 23 May 1931, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1931, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1888 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 May 1907 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried by - Justice Fred Mills - 2 May 1907 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edwin Earl Strong - 11 Jul 1911 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Margarette Ellen "Maggie" Strong - 4 Oct 1915 - Oshtemo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Cecil Clare Strong - 24 Mar 1918 - Mesick,Wexford,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Letha May Strong - 5 May 1920 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Thelma Marie Strong - 1922 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Dorothy Belle Strong - 2 Mar 1924 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robert B "Shortie" Strong - 28 Nov 1926 - Kalamazoo Township,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Lucille Strong - 24 Mar 1929 - Vicksburg,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Glenna Jean Strong - 23 May 1931 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1984 - Scotts,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Kalamazoo Gazette - 17 Oct 1984 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Notice - Eulogy For Anna A. Strong by Jack Dunn - 20 Oct 1984 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - Mendon Township Cemetery - 20 Oct 1984 - Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Oct 1984 - Mendon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Anna Kemple
    Anna Kemple

  • Sources 
    1. [S642] "United States Social Security Death Index.," database, Social Security Administration, (FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : 2012)), entry for Anna Strong, 1984, SS no. 380-32-6897, accessed 4 Aug 2011 (Reliability: 3), 4 Aug 2011.
      First Name: Anna
      Middle Name:
      Last Name: Strong
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 23 January 1888
      Social Security Number: 380-32-6897
      Place of Issuance: Michigan
      Last Residence: Scotts, Kalamazoo, Michigan
      Zip Code of Last Residence: 49088
      Death Date: October 1984
      Estimated Age at Death: 96

    2. [S9] US Census - 1900, June 1, State of Mich., Kalamazoo Co., City of Kalamazoo, Supervisor's District No. 3/ Enumeration District No. 122, Albert H. Ray, Enumerator, pg. 55-38A sh.#6 line 28, First Street/1168    Dwelling No. 122  Family No.124 (Reliability: 3).
      b. Jan 1889

    3. [S696]  The Kalamazoo Gazette, Michigan. Kalamazoo., "Memorial Obituary of Anna Strong," October 17,1984. (Reliability: 3), 14 Jul 2005.
      A Tribute published in the pages of Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Oct 17, 1984.
      Memorial Obituary
      STRONG, Mrs. Anna A., 10185 S. 29th St., Scotts

      This is a photo copy of the obituary and memorial.

    4. [S138] Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: U.S. 1937-1997, Vol.2, M-Z., Ed. 6, Brøderbund Software, Inc., (Family Tree Maker, Inc, (Novato, CA, Brøderbund Software, Inc., Copyright 1998) , CD #110 V110_02V6. CD in possession of Russell G. Strong).

    5. [S696]  The Kalamazoo Gazette, Michigan. Kalamazoo., "Eulogy For Anna A. Strong," October 20,1984. (Reliability: 3), 14 Jul 2005.
      Eulogy for Anna A. Strong
      This is a photo copy of the obituary and Eulogy memorial.

    6. [S590] Michigan Marriages 1868-1925., Michigan., (database with images. LDS, Michigan Marriages 1868-1925. https://www.familysearch.org.), kalamazoo county marriage register, v. 3: p. 69, rn. 9158, Strong-Kemple, 1907; accessed 7 Feb 2009. (Reliability: 3), 7 Feb 2009.
      Groom's Name: George A. Strong
      Groom's Race:
      Groom's Age: 19 years
      Groom's Birth Date: 1888
      Groom's Birthplace: Michigan
      Bride's Name: Anna Kemple
      Bride's Race:
      Bride's Age: 18 years
      Bride's Birth Date: 1889
      Bride's Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Mich.
      Marriage Type:
      Marriage Date: 02 May 1907
      Marriage Place: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
      Groom's Father: Heir Strong
      Groom's Mother: Anna Conine
      Bride's Father: Daniel Kemple
      Bride's Mother: Hattie Parker
      Groom's Marital Status:
      Groom's Previous Wife:
      Bride's Marital Status:
      Bride's Previous Husband:
      Film Number: 2342678
      Frame Number:
      Digital Folder Number: 4208658
      Image Number: 125
      Reference Number: v 3 p 69 rn 9158
      Film Number: 2342678
      Frame Number:
      Digital Folder Number: 4208658
      Image Number: 125
      Reference Number: v 3 p 69 rn 9158

    7. [S692] The Kalamazoo Gazette, Michigan. Kalamazoo., "Two Marriages In Clerk's Office Justice Mills Starts Two Couples Out Upon Sea Of Matrimony," 5/3/1907, p. 5, col. 6; digital images, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 27 Jul 2011), Historical Newspaper collection. (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2011.
      Two Marriages In Clerk's Office
      ----------------------------
      Justice Mills Starts Two Couples Out Upon Sea Of Matrimony
      ----------------------------------
          Two marriages were solemnized yesterday in the county clerk's office, Justice Fred Mills being called in to perform both ceremonies.
          Early in the afternoon George A. Strong and Miss Anna Kemple, both residents of this city, were made man and wife. The groom is a paper-maker.
          Later Roswell George Hubbard, a prosperous young farmer of Texas Township, and Miss maud Clark, of Mattawan, were united in matrimony. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses.
      Marriage notice of George and Anna in Kalamazoo Gazette.