James Elliot Kerr

Male4 June 1862–10 April 1937

Brief Life History of James Elliot

When James Elliot Kerr was born on 4 June 1862, in Assumption, Christian, Illinois, United States, his father, Amos Kerr, was 31 and his mother, Mary Sophia Roby, was 22. He married Lulu Mae Adamson on 12 September 1886, in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Elkhorn Township, Lincoln, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 April 1937, in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Elliot Kerr
Lulu Mae Adamson
Marriage: 12 September 1886
Mary Ethylen Kerr
Nola Willora Kerr
Frank Elmer Kerr
John Henry Kerr
Amos Edwin Kerr
Gladys Juanita Kerr
Claude Crawford Kerr
Bennie Berdeen KERR
Bonnie Bernita Kerr
Thelma Fay Kerr
Leatha Alwilda Kerr
Goldie Kerr

Sources (15)

  • James E Kerr, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Elliot Kerr - Memory of Someone: birth-name: James Elliot Kerr
  • James Elliot Kerr, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1886Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1870: Lincoln, Kansas, United States

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 20

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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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