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Biographical Sketch for
Kerr Family



+--William Kerr------+  +--David S.-------------+
|                    |  |                       +--+--Lula
|                    +--+  Julia A. Palmer------+
|                    |  |
|  Margaret Steele---+  +--John A.--------------+
|                       |                       +--+--John Alexander------+
|                       |  Alice A. Mathews-----+                         |
|                       |                             Bridget-------------+
|                       |
|                       +--George S.------------+  +--George
|                       |                       +--+--Harry
|                       |  Alice A. Anderson----+  +--Irving
|                       |                          +--Edna
|                       |
|                       +--William T.-----------+  +--Flora M.------------+
|                       |                       +--+                      |
|                       |  Emma H. Allen--------+     Clifford G. Nelson--+
|                       |
|                       +--James A.-------------+  +--Edgar S.------------+
|                                               +--+                      |
|                          Florence A. (unk)----+  |  Vera B.-------------+
|                                                  |
|                                                  +--William Ray---------+
|                                                  |                      |
|                                                  |  Lois M.-------------+
|                                                  |
|                                                  +--Stella
|                                                  |
|                                                  +--Helen I.
|                                                  |
|                                                  +--(unknown)
|
|
+--Thomas Kerr-------+  +--Margaret
                     |  |
                     +--+--Mary T.
                     |  |
   Mary (unknown)----+  +--Alice L.-------------+
                        |                       |
                        |  Frederick G. Spring--+
                        |
                        +--Agnes J.
                        |
                        +--Ina T.---------------+
                        |                       |
                        |  Jay R. Cribb---------+
                        |
                        +--Jane T.--------------+
                        |                       |
                        |  Uriah Richards-------+
                        |
                        +--(unknown)------------+
                        |                       |
                        |  Fred Letchford-------+
                        |
                        +--John

other information:
Jeanie Kerr (1895-1895)
John, born 1805
Robert S. born 8/23/1907 - died 11/12/1976
John (1858-1879)

William Kerr

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Born 1809, in Dumfrieshire, Scotland. Came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1850. Settled in Lake County in 1851. Married Margaret Steel in 1850. See tree above for children. Died February 29, 1884.

Margaret Steele

Born November 25, 1825, in Annon, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. Married William Kerr. See tree above for details of five sons. Died May 12, 1898, at age 73 (obituary).

Thomas Kerr

Born about 1815 in Scotland. Married Mary G in 1841. Lived in Canada for three years before coming to America. See tree above for children. Died October 22, 1889, at age 74.

Mary (unknown last name)

Born on June 20, 1817, in Annan, Scotland, one of nine children. Married Thomas Kerr in 1841. Died on April 15, 1901 (obituary).

Children of William and Margaret Steele Kerr


David S.

Born January 4, 1852, in Illinois. Married Julia A. Palmer on January 20, 1874. She was the daughter of Edmund and Annie Palmer. Machinist. Partner of Palmer and Kerr, plow manufacturers. Julia was a milliner. Lived in Waukegan. Children: Lula, born about 1875. Moved to Council Bluff, Iowa, about April 30, 1889.

John A.

Born August 4, 1853, in Illinois. Married Alice A. Mathews about December 4, 1877. Children: John Alexander, born January, 1880, married Bridget, died March, 1902, at Livingston, Montana. Died December, 1880, of diabetes.

George S.

Born February 18, 1855, in Illinois. Married Alice A. Anderson (Anna Gillispi???) (Ella?) in 1882. She was born in February, 1858, and died of consumption on September 16, 1907, at age 49 years 5 months and 25 days. Children. He was deaf and mute. Died in April, 1923 (obituary).

William T.

Born November 17, 1856, in Illinois. Married Emma (Emily?) H. Allen, about April 12, 1879. She was the daughter of I. L. and Laura A. Allen, and was born in 1861 and died in 1933. She visited Scotland in 1885. Children: Flora M., born August, 1881, married Clifford G. Nelson on October 14, 1901 (coverage). Died in 1898.

James A.

Born July 9, 1862. Married Florence A. (M.?) about 1887. She was born in May 1864 and died in 1954. Children: Edgar S., born about May, 1888, in Nebraska, married Vera B. (1900-1980), died in 1953; William Ray, born February 9, 1892, in Illinois, married Lois M. (August 2, 1904 - January 18, 1980), died January 15, 1966; Stella M., born September, 1896, in Illinois; Helen I., born December, 1899, in Illinois; (unknown). Express Agent. Died 1943.

Children of Thomas and Mary Kerr


Margaret

Born about 1846 in Scotland.

Mary T.

Born in August 19, 1852 (1851?), in Canada. Died September 20, 1937.

Alice L.

Born about 1860. Married
Frederick G. Spring on February 9, 1881. Died December 29, 1944.

Agnes J.

Born April 6, 1854, in Canada. Moved to Evanston. Died April 23, 1904.

Ina T.

Born June 28, 1857, in Antioch. Married
Jay R. Cribb on August 22, 1880. Children She died March 12, 1895 (obituary).

Jane T.

Born about 1844 in Scotland. Married Uriah Richards about November 6, 1862. Moved to Shell Rock, Iowa.

(unknown)

Married Fred Letchford. Moved to Evanston, Illinois.

John

Born April 2, 1845 (1848?), in Scotland. Died July 23, 1915.

Children of George S. and Alice A. Kerr


George

Born in February, 1884. Moved to Neenah, Wisconsin.

Harry C.

Born on September 9, 1885. Married A. Ruth. Was a farmer. Died on September 9, 1916, during a family feud (
coverage).

Irving

Born in March, 1893.

Edna

Born in July, 1895. Moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Married Joseph Claus. Returned to live in Lake Villa. Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota.
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