James Kerr

1906–6 January 1968 (Age 62)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Kerr was born in 1906, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Kerr, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Walker, was 38. He married Helen Naughty on 2 August 1937, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He lived in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in 1911. He died on 6 January 1968, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 62.

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James Kerr
Helen Naughty
Marriage: 2 August 1937

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2 August 1937
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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1906 · Turnberry Hotel

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The Turnberry Hotel is a lavish five-star hotel built in 1906 and was designed by James Miller. The idea of the Hotel was mainly intended to attract people from all around the United Kingdom not only for the resort but for the golf courses as well. The Hotel and golf course had its own dedicated railway station, which operated from 1906 to 1942. During World War I, the land was used as an airbase where the Royal Flying Corps trained pilots before sending them into combat. The Hotel was used as a hospital during that time and during World War II. After the wars, the courses were restored, and all progressed as usual in the Hotel. Today the Turnberry Hotel is known as the Trump Turnberry, Donald Trump bought the property in 2014, and continues to host different annual golf events.

Age 2

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 18

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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)

  • James Kerr, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • James Kerr in household of James Kerr, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • James Kerr, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"

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