Mary Effie Kerr

21 November 1864–28 July 1889 (Age 24)
Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Effie

When Mary Effie Kerr was born on 21 November 1864, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, her father, John Richard Kerr, was 23 and her mother, Frances Ellen Warner, was 22. She married Wilson M Wood on 28 August 1880, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Raccoon Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 28 July 1889, in Gallia, Greenfield Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 24.

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Wilson M Wood
Mary Effie Kerr
Marriage: 28 August 1880
Ernest August Wood
Ethel May Wood
Estella Wood
Halle N Wood
Hanley W Wood

Spouse and Children

28 August 1880
Gallia, Ohio, United States


    Ernest August Wood



    Estella Wood


    Halle N Wood


    Hanley W Wood


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1872 · The First National Park

Age 8

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Mary Kerr in household of John Kerr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Kerr in household of John R Kerr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Kerr in entry for Ernest A. Wood and Vera Belle Laugham, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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