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.
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.