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John Kemp

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John Kemp (c1822-1892), of Kemp and Nicholson, agricultural engineer

1892 Obituary [1]

Mr. John Kemp, sole partner of the well-known firm of Kemp and Nicholson, agricultural engineers and implement makers, died on Monday evening after a prolonged illness.

The business of the firm was built up about thirty years ago, when the revival of agriculture caused a demand for improved implements, and ever since they held a foremost place in the trade. Mr. Kemp was the scientific member of the firm, and introduced a number of improvements of his own invention.

For many years he was chairman of the School of Arts, and be also served several terms in the Town Council and School Board. He was much esteemed by his fellow-citizens, and his loss will be deeply felt.

Mr. Kemp was about seventy years of age, and he has left a widow and family.

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