Dora Estella Kerr

6 June 1885–24 April 1964 (Age 78)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Dora Estella

When Dora Estella Kerr was born on 6 June 1885, in Indiana, United States, her father, Francis Marion Kerr, was 36 and her mother, Miranda Ann Thompson, was 31. She married Everet Fettinger on 25 May 1902, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Patoka Township, Pike, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 24 April 1964, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Campbelltown, Patoka Township, Pike, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Everet Fettinger
Dora Estella Kerr
Marriage: 25 May 1902
Loyd G. Fettinger
Naomi F. Fettinger
Paul Irvin Fettinger

Spouse and Children

25 May 1902
Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Kerr


    Miranda Ann Thompson




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Estella Kerr in household of Francis M Kerr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dore E Kerr in entry for Raymond Mike Singer and Naomi Fettinger, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Dora Estella Fettings in entry for Harlen L Kays, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018"

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