Ruth Ina Della Kerr

25 June 1860–23 May 1931 (Age 70)
Jefferson Township, Adams, Ohio, United States

The Life 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 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stockland, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Middleport Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 23 May 1931, in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70.

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John William Redman
Ruth Ina Della Kerr
Marriage: 27 November 1879
Lydia M Redman
Elisha P Redman
Emma Viola Redman
Walter Redman
Chester Arthur Redman
Samuel Simmons Redman
Homer Hartsel Redman
Minnie May Redman
James Robby Redman

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27 November 1879
Green Township, Adams, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

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

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood, northern Middle English kerr (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wronghanded’, ‘left-handed’.2 Irish: see Carr .3 This surname has also absorbed examples of German Kehr .

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

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  • Della Redman in household of John W Redman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Della Redman in household of John W Redman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dellie Redman in household of John Redman, "United States Census, 1900"

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