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From: MRS GINA M REASONER< >
Subject: Ohio connections
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 00:38:01, -0500
WEST VIRGINIA In History, Life, Literature and Industry
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1928 - Volume 4, page 11
CHARLES WALTER KERR is a native of Ohio, has lived in Huntington
since early youth, and for over a quarter of a century has been identified
with one of the city's important industries, the Huntington Tumbler
Company, of which he is secretary and treasurer.
He was born in Meigs County, Ohio, in 1882, son of A. S. and
Frances (Wall) Kerr. His maternal grandfather, Joel Wall, was born at
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and that state was also the birthplace of
Frances Wall, his daughter. A. S. Kerr was a railroad contractor. In that
business he constructed many miles of railroad in the Middle West, and on
removing to Huntington in 1900 he had the contract for the building of a
street railroad. He died in 1922. He was a Republican in politics, a York
and Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner, and a Presbyterian.
Charles Walter Kerr was educated in public schools in Ohio and
finished a course in Marshall College at Huntington in 1901. He was then
nineteen years of age, and he at once became an employee of the Huntington
Tumbler Company. He rapidly advanced to executive responsibilities, and
since 1907 has been secretary and treasurer of the company, and has devoted
all his time and energies to that business.
Mr. Kerr is a member of the Guyan Country Club, Rotary Club, is a
Republican, is a Royal Arch Mason, and in the Order of Elks served as
exalted ruler and for three years as trustee of the local lodge. He and his
wife has been particularly active in church and church societies.
Mr. Kerr married, in 1908, Miss Julia Fry, who was born in Wayne
County, West Virginia, and was educated in public schools there and in a
girls' school in central Kentucky. Her father, Chapman Fry, was a
lumberman, and for twenty-four years held the office of county clerk of
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