Idaho County Free
Thursday, March 19,
Len W. Kemp Killed
in Accident When Horse Fell Off Trail
Len W. Kemp, 47, among the largest operators of sheep
ranches on the upper Snake river, was found dead last Wednesday afternoon by Ted
Bettison and Forrest Rudolph, in the remote section of Nez Perce county about
half mile from the mouth of China creek emptying into the Snake, about 8 miles
south of the mouth of the Salmon.
Kemp was leading a pack string fro his camp at the mouth of
the creek to Forest and it is believed that while the horses were fighting their
way through the deep snow one of the string lost its footing and fell down an
embankment, dragging the horse Kemp was riding also.
In falling it appeared that his head had struck a rock which resulted in
Mr. Kemp was one of the best known sheep and wool growers of the northwest. He came to Nez Perce County 26 years ago and resided with his family at Forest. He was well known on the prairie and had many friends in Grangeville. Besides his wife and two sons, he leaves a father and two sisters in England and a sister in Massachusetts.