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Jay Robert Kump

Male 1919 - 2008  (88 years)


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  • Name Jay Robert Kump  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 9 Dec 1919  Clarion, Sanpete Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1K22-RM 
    Residence 20 Jan 1920  Gunnison, Sanpete Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 8 Apr 1930  Genola, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1935 to 2008  Elko, Elko Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 May 2008  Elko, Elko Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried 14 May 2008  Elko City Cemetery, Elko, Elko Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I108  default
    Last Modified 12 May 2008 

    Father Jacob Kump,   b. 21 Apr 1889, Chester, Sanpete Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1929, Payson, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Catherine O'Donnell,   b. 19 Mar 1898, Parowan, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1996, Draper, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1915  Ely, White Pine Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Marriage record on file at White Pine County, Vol. 2, p. 58.
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Alcy Reed,   b. 28 Jun 1918, Elko, Elko Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 2006, Elko, Elko Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 23 May 1941  Elko, Elko Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Family Photo
    Family Photo
    Family photo of the Kumps [L to R] at Aunt Beth's home in Ely, Nevada: Jay, Glen, Albert, Catherine, Myrtle, Jesse
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    Photo
    Photo Jay Robert Kump at an unknown location
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    Photo
    Photo of Jay Robert Kump at an unknown location
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    Photo of Kump Family Reunion. Caption reads: (L to R): "Albert, Jay, Arlo, Glen, Myrt, Jess, Mom"
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    Photo of Jacob Kump Family (T to B): Catherine O'DONNELL Kump, Albert, Jay, Jacob, Arlo, Glen; It is likely this photo was taken at Clarion, Utah
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    Photo
    Photo of Kump Family (L to R): [back] Jay, Albert, Glen, Jesse, Arlo, Myrtle, [front] Catherine O'DONNELL Kump Hiatt, "Aunt Maud"
    Photo [~1929]
    Photo [~1929]
    Photo of the children of Jacob Kump & Catharine O’DONNELL Kump, circa 1929: Jay, Glen, Myrtle, Jesse, Arlo, and Albert
    Family Portrait [~2001]
    Family Portrait [~2001]
    Family portrait of Jacob Kump Family, circa 2001 (back/front): Glen Willis Kump, Jesse Loraine Kump, Myrtle KUMP Nichols Fraughton, Donna Rae HIATT Baum, Dorel GREENGHALGH Kump, Charlotte Ella REED Kump, Jay Robert Kump, & Albert O'Donnell Kump
    Portrait
    Portrait
    Portrait of Jay Robert Kump and Charlotte Ella REED Kump

    Documents
    1920 U.S. Census
    1920 U.S. Census
    Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah: "Levi Coats" and "Jake Kump" families
    1930 U.S. Census [8 Apr 1930]
    1930 U.S. Census [8 Apr 1930]
    Genola, Utah, Utah: "Cathrine Kump" family

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Myrtle Kump Nichols records indicate birthplace Clarion, Sanpete, Utah.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Birth Certificate - 000855
      1920 U.S. Census - 000353
      1930 U.S. Census - 000387
      Photos - 000475, 000476, 000828, 000830, 000835, 000852, 000853, 000858, 000859, 001284

    2. [S253] 1920 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 14th Census, 1920, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), SUP DIST 1, ENUM DIST 171, SHEET 14B (Reliability: 3).
      Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah: "Jake Kump," age 29, birthplace Utah, father's birthplace Holland (speaks Dutch), mother's birthplace Utah, Farmer; "Katherine," age 21, birthplace Utah, parentage Utah; "Albert," age 2 yrs 7 mos, birthplace Nevada; "Baby," newborn, birthplace Utah; also listed in the home is an "L.J." boarding with the family; next-door neighbor is Levi Coats, Jake's brother-in-law

    3. [S21] 1930 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census. 15th Census, 1930, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives & Records Administration, [1930] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), SUP DIST 1, ENUM DIST 84, SHT 5A (Reliability: 3).
      Genola, Utah, Utah: "Cathrine Kump," age 32, widow, birthplace Utah, parentage Utah, Manager, General Farm; "Albert O," age 12, attended school within the year, birthplace Utah; "Jay R," age 10, attended school within the year, birthplace Utah; "Arlo Z," age 8, attended school within the year, birthplace Utah; "Glen G," age 6, attended school within the year, birthplace Utah; "Myrtle," age 5, birthplace Nevada; "Loraine J," daughter, age 3, birthplace Utah

    4. [S425] Holyoaks, From Kings Norton to the Everlasting Hills, History of George & Sarah Holyoak and their Descendants, Carlile, Minnie LeFevre, 1914-1999 (Holyoak Family Organization), (Provo, Utah : Community West Press, 1998), P 212 # 1890 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    6. [S641] Personal Knowledge, Chad G. Nichols (Reliability: 3).
      May 8, 2008: Uncle Jay passed away last evening.

    7. [S423] Obituary (Reliability: 3).
      Jay Robert Kump
      Jay Robert Kump, whose baseball creation "Jay Kump Field" became synonymous with Babe Ruth Baseball and youth sports in Elko, Nevada, died Wednesday. He was 88.
      Jay was born Dec. 9, 1919 in Clarion, Utah, to Catherine and Jacob Kump.
      Jay moved to Elko in 1935. He worked initially for Gordon Griswold and later found work at the the Rio Tinto mine. On an excursion to Elko for parts he met the love of his life, Charlotte Reed. There was live music at the Towne House. He asked her to dance and they never stopped dancing. Jay and Charlotte married less than a year later, in 1940.
      That same year, Jay went to work for the Western Pacific Railroad. The WP trained Jay as an electrician and he worked in that capacity for the WP until his retirement in 1979. He loved the railroad and often commented a train whistle was music to his ears.
      Jay and Charlotte managed the first city swimming pool before moving to Lee, where they owned and operated the Lee store for a decade.
      When Jay and Charlotte returned to Elko, Jay found the community was lacking in youth sports. Together with his children, Jay built a Babe Ruth baseball field out of a parcel of sagebrush and brought the Babe Ruth program to Elko in 1952. The field was officially christened "Kump Field" in 1959. Jay ultimately became a Babe Ruth state commissioner and was inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame in 2000.
      Jay's civic life extended well beyond youth baseball. For decades, Jay was the personification of Santa Claus each year, delighting children in Elko, Lamoille and Jiggs. He was active as a Boy Scout leader, achieving the "Order of the Arrow." He was also elected to the Elko City Council in 1975.
      Despite his varied activities, Jay's true passion was his family. For years, he served a full hot lunch for family members each Thursday. He loved family reunions, gardening, knitting hats and scarves for friends and relatives. He enjoyed baseball to the very end, attending the games of his great-grandsons as late as Monday evening.
      Jay was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Charlotte Reed Kump. He is survived by his sons Jake (Karen) and Moyal (Karen); his daughter Marva (Jim) Santina; grandchildren Jeff (Tania) Kump of Elko, Greg (Staci) Kump of Richland, Wash., Colette (Tim) Wickersham of Elko, Krista (Dave) Chamberlin of Elko, Casey (Brooke) Kump of Prineville, Ore., Brian Kump of Wauconda, Ill., Mike (Kelly) Santina of Phoenix, Ariz., Scott (Emily) Santina of Tappahannock, Va.; and 14 great-grandchildren, with another on the way.
      A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Burns Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Elko West Stake, 3001 N. Fifth St.
      Donations can be made to the Jay Kump Babe Ruth Baseball Scholarship in care of Cheryl Wakefield at Elko High School, 987 College Avenue, Elko, NV 89801.
      [Published in the Elko Daily from 12 May 2008 to 12 Jun 2008]

    8. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage Certificate - 000237
      Marriage Application - 000412
      Marriage Record - 000410

    9. [S184] Western States Marriage Record Index, BYU-Idaho Family History Center, 240A McKay Library, 525 S Center, Rexburg, Idaho 83460-0405, (Rexburg, ID : BYU-Idaho Archives [2004--], available online at abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/sea), VOL 2, P 58, ID 306563 (Reliability: 3).
      J Kump md Katherine O'Donnell 9 Nov 1915 at Ely, White Pine Co, Nevada

    10. [S411] Marriage Certificate or Record (Reliability: 3).
      Photo of original county record in possession of Chad G. Nichols; Lists "J. Kump" married "Katherine O'Donnell" 9 Nov 1915 at Ely, White Pine, Nevada; recorded at White Pine County, Utah; Officiated by H. W. Edwards, Justice of the Peace; Witnesses Lyda S. O'Hare and Anthony Jurich

    11. [S411] Marriage Certificate or Record (Reliability: 3).
      Photo of original marriage application from White Pine County in possession of Chad G. Nichols; 'J. Kump being duly sworn, says, my name is J. Kump. I reside in Chester, County of Sanpete, State of Utah; I am of the age of 21 years or more; and I desire a license to authorize my marriage with Katherine O'Donnell who is of the age of 18 years, and is a resident of Lund, County of White Pine, State of Nevada and there is no legal objection to said marriage. . Sworn and subscribed to before me this 9th day of November A. D. 1915 '