Ruth Ina Della Kerr

Female25 June 1860–23 May 1931

Brief Life History of Ruth Ina Della

When Ruth Ina Della Kerr was born on 25 June 1860, in Jefferson Township, Adams, Ohio, United States, her father, Hiram G Kerr, was 21 and her mother, Sousanna Serepta Lewis, was 20. She married John William Redman on 27 November 1879, in Green Township, Adams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stockland, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Middleport Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 May 1931, in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

John William Redman
Ruth Ina Della Kerr
Marriage: 27 November 1879
Elisha Pinkney Redman
Zachary Redman
Emma Viola Redman
Walter Redman
Chester Arthur Redman
Samuel Simmons Redman
Homer Hartsel Redman
Minnie Bell Redman
James Robby Redman
Pearl Bonn Redman

Sources (21)

  • Dela Redman in household of Louis Holt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Della Regina Redman, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Della Kerr in entry for Chester Redman and Vida Jenkins, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1879Green Township, Adams, Ohio, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1864: Iroquois, Illinois, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or swampy woodland, Middle English kerr ‘brushwood, wet ground’ (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wrong-handed, left-handed’.

    Irish: variant of Carr .

    Americanized form of German Kehr or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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