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From: "Ruth Sprowls" <>
Subject: Re: [AYR] Kerr family of Dalmellington, Ayrshire
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:22:01 -0400
Hugh - thank you for the link to Canadian Census records. I was able
to locate part of this Kerr family for the lister. I have also been
able to locate obituaries for most of this family, thru my
subscription to an online newspaper website. If anyone else is
researching this family, I will gladly mail copies to them. (there are
way too many to scan/email.)
According to the obit for Elizabeth Kerr, who died May 22, 1911, her
husband William died 4 years before her in January 1907. Elizabeth
was age 79 at time of her death. She had lived in Lethbridge, Alberta,
Canada since emigrating there in 1885 from Ayrshire, Scotland.
Surviving children were:
Miss Annie Kerr of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; five sons Andrew,
George, Robert, Allen all of Lethbridge, and Henry of Stockett,
Montana; and one married daughter Mrs. Robert Watson (Jesse Kerr).
(May 22, 1911, Lethbridge Herald, Alberta, Canada, Monday page 7)
George Kerr died at age 62 years of age on June 13, 1949 in
Lethbridge; He had been retired for 6 weeks before his death.
Surviving him were his widow Neallie of Lethbridge, and one son George
of Calgary; and two sisters Mrs. Robert Watson and Miss Annie Kerr,
both of Lethbridge.
(page 7 Monday, June 13, 1949, Lethbridge Herald)
Miss Bessie Kerr (dau. of George and Agnes Kerr) married Mr. David
Shorthouse on Friday August 25, 1916 st St. Andrews manse, in
(Saturday August 26, 1916, page 9, Lethbridge Herald) - granddaughter
of Wm. & Elizabeth Kerr)
Mr. & Mrs. David Shorthouse had house guests in Lethridge from
Charleston WVA - they were his mother Mrs. J. Shorthouse and his
sister Mrs. George F. Darlington.
(June 22, 1943, page 8 The Lethbridge Herald)
Andrew Kerr (son of William and Elizabeth Kerr) died Friday August 31,
1934 in Lethbridge. He was born in Patna, Ayrshire, Scotland on April
20, 1857. He was a stationary engineer by trade and came to
Lethbridge in 1885. He was one of the first to work/establish the
Galt Mine; his father and brothers did the timbering in No. 1 shaft
and they sank the No. 3 shaft. Mr. kerr later spen a number of years
opening mines in the vicinity of Birmingham, Alabama, and on his
return to lethbridge he worked at the sinking of the No. 6 shaft. He
was predeceased by his wife in 1909.
Survivors: son James G. (a Lethbridge jeweler), and a daughter mrs.
David Shorthouse. A daughter , Agnes, passed away in 1938.
Burial was in the city cemetery.
(Sept. 1, 1934, Saturday, page 7, Lethbridge Herald)
Mrs. Agnes Kerr, wife of Andrew Kerr of the North Ward, died Nov. 22,
1908 at the age of thirty-eight years. They were Old-Timers, but went
south to Birmingham, Ala. a number of years ago. Two months ago they
returned to Lethbridge in the hope that her health would return. She
had been an invalid for about six years. Besides her husband, the
deceased leaves three children, two girls and a boy.
(Monday page 1, November 23, 1908, Lethbridge Herald --NOTE: obit for
husband stated wifes death was 1909)
Agnes (Kerr) Fulton died Sunday July 3, 1928 in Lethbridge. She was
the wife of George S. Fulton and was a teacher in Westminster school,
and was newly married in July 1927. Besides her husband, she leaves
to mourn her, her father Andrew Kerr, brother James Kerr, jeweler,
Mrs. D. Shorthouse as sister - all in Lethbridge, and a three weeks
old baby. She specialized in art and was an exchange teacher to
Scotland in 1924.
(Lethbridge Herald, Monday October 1, 1928, page 7)
Marriage of Agnes Park Kerr, youngest daughter of Mr. Andrew Kerr,
became the bride of George Stetson Fulton, youngest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fulton, on Sat. afternoon at 2:30 at the home of the bride, by
Rev. Norman King.
(Monday page 9, July 3, 1927, Lethbridge Herald)
I will continue obituaries for this family in another message.