Anna Kerr

6 June 1836–11 June 1892 (Age 56)
Frontenac, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Anna

When Anna Kerr was born on 6 June 1836, in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, her father, William James Kerr, was 26 and her mother, Ann Isabella Jordan, was 22. She married Daniel Wood on 31 December 1857, in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ernestown, Addington, Canada West, British Colonial America in 1851 and Portland, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 11 June 1892, in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Wood
Anna Kerr
Marriage: 31 December 1857
Rachel Wood
Ann Wood
Samuel H Wood
James Wood
Isaac Newton Wood
Henrietta Wood

Spouse and Children

31 December 1857
Frontenac, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William James Kerr


    Ann Isabella Jordan




    William James Kerr



World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 31

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 33

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 47

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)

  • Anna Wood in household of Daniel Wood, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Annie Kerr Wood, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Annie Kerr in entry for Fredrich W Barnett and Henrietta Wood, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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