Nannie Lou Crawford

8 July 1878–21 April 1953 (Age 74)
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nannie Lou

When Nannie Lou Crawford was born on 8 July 1878, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, James McDowell Crawford, was 38 and her mother, Mary Frances Coffey, was 27. She married William Hamilton Kerr on 29 March 1899, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 April 1953, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bridge Hill Cemetery, Alto, Amherst, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hamilton Kerr
Nannie Lou Crawford
Marriage: 29 March 1899
George Edward Kerr
Grace William Kerr
Earl Strode Kerr

Spouse and Children

29 March 1899
Virginia, United States


    George Edward Kerr


    Grace William Kerr


    Earl Strode Kerr


Parents and Siblings

    James McDowell Crawford





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 16

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Lanarkshire (Scotland) and Dorset and Lancashire (England) called Crawford, named in Old English with crāwe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’.2 English: variant of Crowfoot ( see Crofoot ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nonnie Kerr in household of William Kerr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nannie L Kerr in household of Wm H Kerr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nannie Lou Kerr in household of W Ham Kerr, "United States Census, 1920"

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