John Riley Carr

4 March 1855–13 March 1933 (Age 78)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Riley

When John Riley Carr was born on 4 March 1855, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Alexander Carr, was 35 and his mother, Mahala Jane Ball, was 32. He married Mary C. Smith in May 1876, in Louisiana, Pike, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dallas Township, Webster, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Cuivre Township, Pike, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 13 March 1933, in Bowling Green, Pike, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Louisiana, Pike, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Riley Carr
Mary C. Smith
Marriage: May 1876
Joe Wesley Carr
Rosabelle Carr
Seigel Martin Carr
Marion William Carr
Isaac Buckner Carr
Minnie LouRena Carr
Myrtle Frances Carr
Lillie Mae Carr

Spouse and Children


    Mary C. Smith


May 1876
Louisiana, Pike, Missouri, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Carr





    James Wesley Valentine Carr


    Margaret Louisa Carr


    Mary A Carr


    Thomas Levi Carr


    Winn D. Jones Carr


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 21

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Riley in household of Alexander Carr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Riley Carr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John R Carr, "United States Census, 1930"

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