Isaac V Carr

Maleabout 1895–10 March 1915

Brief Life History of Isaac V

When Isaac V Carr was born about 1895, in Gardner, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Valentine Carr, was 51 and his mother, Mary Jane Via, was 33. He lived in Jumping Branch District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Spanishburg, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 10 March 1915, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 21.

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Joseph Valentine Carr
Mary Jane Via
Amanda Prudence Carr
Isaac V Carr
Henry Wilson Carr
Lilly Carr
William Oliver Carr
Della Allaphair Carr
Hattie D. Carr

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  • Isaac V Carr in household of Joseph V Carr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Isaac V Carr in household of Granvil Noble, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 6

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’, explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname, Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop, otherwise unknown.

Irish: in Galway, a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire, see Keary .

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

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