Catherine Ann Maria Kerr

15 April 1855–14 January 1946 (Age 90)

The Life of Catherine Ann Maria

Catherine Ann Maria Kerr was born on 15 April 1855, in Ireland. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with John Littleton. She died on 14 January 1946, in Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Littleton
Catherine Ann Maria Kerr
Ann Jane Littleton
John Edmund Littleton
John Hedmon Littleton
William Henry Littleton
Bertha May Littleton
Betsy Maud Littleton

Spouse and Children




    John Edmund Littleton


    John Hedmon Littleton



    Bertha May Littleton


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World Events (8)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 12

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 14

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 28

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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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Sources (3)

  • Catherine A. Littleton in household of John Littleton, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Catherine Kerr in entry for John Edward Lyttleton and Ruby May Hope, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Catherine Littleton in entry for S Walter Metcalfe and Jane Littleton, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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