John T. Kerr

Male10 June 1852–

Brief Life History of John T.

When John T. Kerr was born on 10 June 1852, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Francis Marion Kerr, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Jane Lough, was 25. He married Louella Lough on 30 October 1890, in Parke, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cain Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Hillsboro, Cain Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1930. He was buried in Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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John T. Kerr
Louella Lough
Marriage: 30 October 1890
Arthur N. Kerr
Nora Ellen Kerr

Sources (13)

  • John T Kerr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John F. Kerr, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • John T Kerr, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1890Parke, Indiana, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 4

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


    Age 9

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 40

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    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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