Alexander Kerr

Brief Life History of Alexander

Alexander Kerr was born on 28 May 1824, in Broad Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada as the son of Alexander Kerr and Hannah Loudett? Campbell?. He married Margaret Mary Valentine on 31 October 1846, in Digby Neck, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Digby, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871 and Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1879. He died on 13 July 1888, in Rossway, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rossway, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Kerr
1824–1888
Margaret Mary Valentine
1822–1878
Marriage: 31 October 1846
Fanny Jane Kerr
1848–1888
Hannah Augusta Kerr
1852–1913
Sarah Waters Kerr
1855–1937
Walter Bruce Kerr
1858–1885
Martha Kerr
1868–1893
Mary Kerr
1869–

Sources (50)

  • Alexander Karr, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Alexander Ker, "Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896"
  • Alexander Kerr, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

World Events (2)

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1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or swampy woodland, Middle English kerr ‘brushwood, wet ground’ (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wrong-handed, left-handed’.

Irish: variant of Carr .

Americanized form of German Kehr or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

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