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Annie Kemp Bowler
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Birth: 1836
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1876
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Birth year is approximate, based on census and marriage record. She married Jonathon Brookhouse Bowler on April 26, 1860 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.

From The Times (Philadelphia, PA), Aug 22, 1876, p. 1, col 4:
Obituary
Sudden death of Annie Kemp, the Popular Actress

Miss Annie Kemp died suddenly in this city yesterday afternoon. She had been engaged for the part of Stalacta, in the "Black Crook," at the New National Theatre, and made her first appearance there at the opening of the season on Wednesday evening. In the transformation scene she became dizzy, lost her hold on the supporting rod, and fell to the stage, a distance of fifteen feet, dislocating her shoulder blade and breaking her collar bone. She was removed to her boarding place and was doing nicely. Her speedy recovery was anticipated when yesterday afternoon she was taken with an affection of the heart and expired in five minutes.

Miss Annie Kemp was born in Boston, and was about thirty-five years old. Her father was R.C. Kemp, a well-known New York merchant. She began the study of music under Mrs. Seguin and Signor Schira, of London. She made her debut in New York in Concert, and was at once engaged in the concert troupe of Thalberg and Vieuxtemps. In 1860 she was engaged as the contralto of the Cooper English Opera Troupe, and April 24, she was married to Brookhouse Bowler, the tenor of the troupe (now the tenor of the Holman Opera Troup). in the following year she went to Europe, and remained until 1867, when she came back to appear as Stalacta, in the Black Crook, at Niblo's Garden. This character she played during the whole run of the piece for four hundred and seventy-four nights. In 1869 she joined the Richings Opera Troupe, and has since appeared in all the principal cities of the country. She was a fair, handsome lady, and had a sweet, well-cultivated voice. She had many friends, who knew her as a very estimable lady. 
 
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 Parents:
  Rufus Crosby Kemp (1813 - 1856)
  Ann Maria Moyriham Kemp (1815 - 1907)
 
 Siblings:
  Annie Kemp Bowler (1836 - 1876)
  Mary I Kemp Keller (1837 - 1919)*
  Fanny Louise Kemp Jones (1845 - 1927)*
  Rufus C Kemp (1846 - 1912)*
  Alice Kemp McKinley (1855 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Mike S
Record added: Jan 05, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122820924
Annie <i>Kemp</i> Bowler
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