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DeWitt, Ruth Leila Kempe, 1880-1943



  • Existence: 1880 - 1943

biographical statement

Citation:, accessed May 6, 2013. (born in Richfield, Utah; went to Flagstaff and Tempe Normal and summer school at the University of Utah; died July 7, 1843 in Modesto, California.)

MSS 8196; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; BYU, Provo, UT. (born Richfield, UT on July 29, 1880; born to Christopher Jensen Kempe and Anna Dorthea Johnson; moved to St. Johns, Arizonja; educated there, attend BYA in Provo; became teacher and lived in Mesa; met and married Abel Alexander DeWitt, Jr, in 1911; moved in 1921.)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Abel Alexander Dewitt collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2281
Scope and Contents Contains two holograph missionary journals (April 16-November 14, 1903 and November 15, 1903-April 21,1904) kept by DeWitt on his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma and nearby states. Also included are two holograph journals (July 29, 1897-November 30, 1900 and 1901-1906) and an autograph book (1900-1901) kept by his wife, Ruth Leila Kempe DeWitt. The collection also contains photocopies and transcriptions of the volumes.Also contains a...
Dates: 1897-1914

Kempe family diaries

 Collection — Carton 1: [Barcode: 31197233632436]
Identifier: MSS 8196
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries belonging to the Kempe and DeWitt families. Includes a diary of Christopher Jensen Kempe about his missions, time in the Detroit penitentiary, and marriages. Also contains diaries of Abel Alexander DeWitt, Jr. about his mission from 1901-1903. Finally, contains an autograph book and diary of Ruth Leila Kempe DeWitt as well as a short biographical history of her descendendants and ancestors. Dated approximately 1860-1996.

Dates: approximately 1860-1996

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Church music -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
Family histories 1
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