Thomas Kerr

about April 1844–about March 1897 (Age 52)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Kerr was born about April 1844, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth Margaret M Turner about October 1873, in Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died about March 1897, in Elswick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 52.

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Thomas Kerr
Elizabeth Margaret M Turner
Marriage: about October 1873
James Turner Kerr
Annie Trotter Kerr
Thomas Kerr
Mary Moore Kerr
Jane Kerr
Stanley Alexander T Kerr

Spouse and Children

about October 1873
Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 10

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 36

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 40

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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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  • Thomas Kerr in entry for James Turner Kerr and Elizabeth English, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

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