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Daniel Kerr, obit 1804 Ayrshire to 1898 Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada

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Daniel Kerr, obit 1804 Ayrshire to 1898 Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada

Deborah/chickadee9015 (View posts)
Posted: 13 Dec 2002 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kerr, Armstrong, Hegler, Ferguson, Dunn
I am researching Daniel Kerr in the following obit. Annie or Mrs. Sheriff Armstrong listed in the bottom is my husband's gr grandmother.
Any info would be wonderful.
Sincerely, Deborah or

{{{Oct 10, 1898
DANIEL KERR--It is with feeling of regret that we have to announce the death of one of the oldest of Ingersoll's most respected citizens, both in years and in point of residence in our town. Mr. Daniel Kerr passed away yesterday at the residence of his son-in-law, Lt. Col. Hegler, after a long period of illness. Though Mr. Kerr had been confined to the house for several years, he was except for the last 4 months, in the enjoyment of fair health. About 2 months ago, however, he began to grow rapidly weaker and gradually sank, though his death may be attributed to old age. Mr. Kerr was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in March 1804, and was thus in his 95th year at the time of his death. About the year 1852, he came to this country and settled in Ingersoll, where he has resided ever since. When he first reached Ingersoll, the town was comparatively small and since then he has seen many changes, made many acquaintances and friends, the most of whom he outlived and at the time of his death, we believe, there was but one older person among our citizens. On arriving at Ingersoll, Mr. Kerr established the carriage making business which is at present carried on by his son, John Kerr, and was always regarded as one of our unostentatious though successful business men, and continued to enjoy the greatest respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. Never ambitious for municipal of public life, he sought no municipal or political favours, but continued his attention to the conduct of his own business, and his name was always a sufficient guarantee of reliability in any business transaction in which he was engaged. Some years ago he retired from business and until about 3 years ago he resided at his family residence on Catharine Street. Since that time he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Hegler. Early in life Mr. Kerr became actively identified with the Presbyterian church and was inducted as an Elder of that church in Scotland, about 55 years ago. As soon as he came to this country he connected himself with what was them Erskine Church, where he was always a most zealous Christian worker.. When the present St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, was erected he took a most active interest in it and remained so long as his strength allowed him one of it's most active elders and earnest supporters. For some considerable time he has been unable to take any active interest in church matters, but his heart was always in the work and his earnest prayers were for the church's welfare. His wife died about 14 years ago, those of his family surviving him being two sons, John, of Ingersoll; Daniel of Toronto; and five daughters, Mrs. Paterson, of British Columbia; Mrs. Ferguson, wife of Alexander Ferguson, GTR, Simcoe; Mr. J. P. Dunn, Ingersoll; Mrs. Sheriff Armstrong, of New Westminster, BC; and Mrs. Hegler of Ingersoll. On the whole, no man in Ingersoll was ever perhaps more universally respected, no man had fewer enemies and no man better deserved the respect, esteem and good will of his fellow citizens than did Mr. Daniel Kerr}}}

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