Submitted by Donnie Pickard
July 6, 1882
At this home in Clinton, of typhoid fever, after a short illness, Nelson Kemp, aged about 32 years, on Sunday evening the 2d inst.
In the death of Mr. Kemp, the community has lost one of its best citizens a good man, a true man, and one whose social qualities, and dealing with his fellow man, were of a high character. Words, we are fully aware, are mere idle vapors in the hour of affliction thought one of the God-given channels through which poor humanity is enabled to express its best and purest feelings; and as such, we tender, for ourselves and the community, to the grief-stricken widow - to the orphaniess children - to the brothers, and the relatives and friends of the deceased, the sincerest sympathy in this, their midnight of sorrow. May the green grass rest lightly over his grave.
(orphaniess is exactly how it is spelled.)