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KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 1:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: KERR / HUTCHINSON / CAUGHEY
I am looking for information on John Cyrus KERR, (born in Ohio in 1836 ) and his family. He is found as a school teacher in Bucks county, PA. He married Margaretta HUTCHINSON ( her first marriage was to Rev.LAMB) and lived and died in Oxford, Chester, PA. in 1904.
I believe that they had 3 children.
I would like to find living relations of this family. I am trying to connect John to my 4 g grandmother, Elizabeth KERR CAUGHEY. She would have been his aunt.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Vickie CAUGHEY Calzada. (connectadotgirl@gmail.com)

Re: KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello
J. Cyrus Kerr died in Oxford, chester county 1-9-1904
if you post for obit look-up, a man named Dan will look it up for you.
Don

Re: KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 1:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Don.Even though I know his death date obits usually have a wealth of info in them.

Re: KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 5:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa
January 9, 1904

KERR- In Oxford, Pa., on January 9, 1904, John Cyrus Kerr. Due notce of funeral will be given.

Ibid:
January 9, 1904

John C. Kerr

John C. Kerr, aged 70 years, a well known resident of Oxford, died this morning after an illness of some months, with a compliction of diseases. He was a school teacher and a Notary Public for a number of years. Mr. Kerr went to Oxford from Ohio forty years ago. Three children were born, but two have since died, the remainig one being Miss Fannie Kerr, who resides in Oxford.

Ibid:
January 11, 1904

J. Cyrus Kerr

On Friday night J. Cyrus Kerr, who had been connected with the Borough Council of Oxford for twenty years, died, aged 67 years. During the past two yers he had been Borough Treasuere, but pervious to that was Secretary of Council. He was a Republicn in politics, and in religion he was a United Presbyterian. One daughter survives him, Miss Fannie Kerr. His wife died some years ago. Mr. Kerr had been a resident of Oxford since 1859.

Ibid
January 15, 1904

J.C. Kerr's Funeral

The funeral of John Cyrus Kerr was held Tuesday morning from his late home on Third street at 10:30 o'clock. The servicew were conducted by the Rev. P. B. Logan, of the Oxford United Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Kerr wa a member. Rev. Mr. Barrows also assisterd in the services. The interment was in the Oxford Cemetery. The pall-bearers were Major Wm. T. Fulton, J.A. Watt, James A. Lloyd, Branson Slack, Henry L. Brinton and Wm. Wilson.

Re: KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 5:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Some words are missing or faint from the articles- feel free to correct typos.

Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa
February 27, 1909

Says the a Philadelphia paper of last evening, the body of the woman killed last evening by the motor car of Frank Rosengarten, 1905 Walnut street, at 18th and Chestnut streets, was identified at the Morgue today as that of Fannie W. Kerr, a nurse employed for the past two years in the family of Raumond Harrison,217 South Cecil street, West Philadelphia.

Miss Kerr, who came to this city form Oxford, Pa., was about forty-three years old. Dr. Frank Hutchison, a friend of the dead woman's family is on the way here from Oxford to make arrangements to the care of the body, which will be brought to the woman's home town.

The body of the nurse was identified at------ after 9 o'clock this-------- Miss Alice Hutchison, 1737 Arch Street, who was accompanied there by Jean Doyle a central station detective. Prior to visiting the Morgue, Miss Hutchison had called at ------- and asked to see the jewelry and other effects of the victim of the automobile accident. She recognized several articles as belonging to her friend, Miss Kerr. She then voluntered to view the body at the Morgue.

Raymond Harrison, whose invalid wife Miss Kerr had attended for two years, also visited City Hall. He said that his wife was in ill health and that the news of her nurses' death had not been broken to her for fear that it would aggravate her condition.

Last evening, according to Raymond Harrison, Miss Kerr left her home, declaring tha ths intened visitinig Miss Hutchinson. She said that she intended riding downtown on the Chestnut street line of cars. It is supposed that in alighting from the car Miss Kerr stepped in front of the automobile.

This morning when Mr. Harrison discovered that Miss Kerr had not returned home, he got into communication with the police, In order to make the idenfitication of the body certain, Mr. Harrison visited the Morgue after Miss Hutchinson.

As far as is known, Miss Kerr has only distant relatives in Oxford. Her acquaintences say that she often said in the case of death she desired to be buried in the cemetery of her home town.

The accident happened when the strets were crowded with theatre goers. In the motor car was only the chauffeur. He was on his way to get Mr. Rosengarten to take him to the opera. Mr. Rosengarten visited teh Central Station last night and endeavored to have the chauffuer released, but the police had no power to allow the man out of their custody without the consent of the Coroner.

Ibid:
March 2, 1909

FUNERAL OF MISS FANNY KERR

Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, the funeral of Miss Fanny Kerr, was held from the home of her cousin, Dr. Frank P. Hutchinso, on Locust street, and wa most largely attended. Services were conducted by Rev. Charles O. Smith, pastor of the United Presbyterian Chruch, to which she belonged since childhood, only withdrawing her certificate one month before the fatal automobile accident. A profusion of beautiful flowers surrounded the casket, tributes from her many friends in this section and the acquaintances of recent years in PHiladelphia.

The pall bearers were Messrs. Coates Caldwell, James F. Hutchinson, Arthur A. Hutchison, and J.H.A. Hutchinson, of Oxford; James Hutchison, of Elkeview, and E.K. Kerr, of Wooster, Ohio. Among the friends who paid this last respect to the victim were Henry Harrison and son, Mrs. Alice Compton, of Philadelphia, Russell Kerr ans son, E.K. Kerr, and niece Miss Steele, of Wooster, Ohio. Interment was made in Oxford Cemtery.

Miss Kerr,it will be remembered, was killed by being struck by an automobile in Philadelphia, while alighting from a trolley car Thursday evening. She was 43 years old, the only daughter of the late J. Cyrus and Margaretta Kerr. Until her father's death, about five years ago, she spend all her life in Oxford, where she was born and raised. Mr. Kerr was for years Secretary and Treasurer of the Borough Council. At his death, the daughter was left considerable wealth, but through a series of unfortunate investments, lost almost all of it. She then moved from Oxford to Philadelphia. After a brief venture in business she went ot Wooster, Ohio, spending some time with the familuy of her uncle, Russell. Two years ago she returned to Philadelphia, accepting the postion of compainon to the invalid Mrs. Raymond Harrison, of whos household shw was an inmate at the time of her death. Her closest relatives were cousins, with whom she always kept in touch by correspondence. Smauel D. Hutchison, J.H.A. Hutchison, Dr. Frank P. Hutchison, David W. Hutchison, Misses Maggie and Sue Hutchison, Oxford and David w. Hutchison of Downingtown,werer first cousins. A number of second cousins live around Oxford. Much sympathy is felt by friends over the sad accident which deptived Miss Kerr of her life in such a shocking manner.

Re: KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 6:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Oxford Press
February 14, 1901

Margaretta E. Kerr, wife of J. Cyrus Kerr, died of pneumonia February 7, 1901, at her home on Locust street. Her parents were David and Fannie W. Huchison, deceased. She was the youngest and last of her family.

Ibid
February 11, 1901

The funeral of Mrs. Margaret E. Kerr takes place at Oxford today, services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Ross, of the United Presbyterian Church, of that place. Interment was mad at Oxford Cemetery.

Re: KERR / HUTCHINSON

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 4:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
I can't begin to thank you for all of your help. This is marvelous!
Thank you so much.

Vickie Caughey Calzada
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