Person:William Kerr (39)

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William Thomas Kerr
m. Abt 1885
  1. John Kerr1888 - 1889
  2. George Washington Kerr1890 - 1955
  3. William Thomas Kerr1892 - 1935
m. 1914
  1. William Joseph Kerr1915 - 1988
  2. Alexander Andrew Kerr1916 - 1987
  3. Margaret Jane Kerr1917 - 1972
  4. Anna Catherine Kerr1926 - 2000
Facts and Events
Name[3][4][5] William Thomas Kerr
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][6][7] 8 Mar 1892 Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
Education? Abt 1909 Graduated From Batton H.s., Elizabeth
Occupation? Abt 1913 Graduated From Penn State College
Marriage 1914 Elizabeth, NJto Anna Catherine Maguire
Residence? Abt 1915 moved to Trenton, N.J.
Residence? Abt 1915 moved to Trenton, N.J.
Other? Abt 1916 engineer, John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Other? Abt 1916 engineer, John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Other? Abt 1917 taught mathematics at Trenton H.S., Trenton, N.J.
Other? Abt 1917 taught mathematics at Trenton H.S., Trenton, N.J.
Alt Death[2][6] 27 Nov 1929 Trenton, NJCause: ruptured appendix; died suddenly at 37 yrs.
Burial? Nov 1929 Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United StatesSt. Mary's Cemetery
Death? 1935 Trenton, NJ

--OliviaRevits 20:32, 29 April 2007 (MDT)

surveyor,: N.J. railroads and canals for State Bd. Taxes and Assessments

Address: ADDRESS1: 260 Highland Ave. City: Trenton STATE: N.J. POSTAL_CODE: 08650 COUNTRY: USA

Obituary from a Trenton newspaper, Thursday, November 28, 1929


SUDDEN ILLNESS IS FATAL TO TEACHER

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William T. Kerr dies in His 37th Year- Funeral to be Saturday

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William T. Kerr, aged 37 years, instructor of mathematics at Trenton Senior High School and widely known in various circles here, died suddenly last evening after a very brief illness. Mr Kerr had taught his school classes until Monday, when he was stricken with a stomach ailment. He was removed to St. Francis Hospital and a serious operation was performed but the patient failed to rally. With his wife, Mrs. Anna C.Kerr, and their five young children, Mr. Kerr resided at 260 Highland Avenue. The oldest child, William J. Kerr, aged 15, is known as a capable elocutionist, having recited at many important events here. The other children are Alexander, Margaret J., Anna C., and Katherine M. Kerr. A brother, George Kerr, of Elizabeth, also survives. Mr. Kerr was born at Elizabeth, son of the late Alexander, a building contractor, and Jane Kerr. After graduating from Batton High School, Elizabeth, Mr. Kerr was engaged in a survey of New Jersey railroads and canals for the State Board of Taxes and Assessment. Later he graduated from Penn State College. Settling in Trenton about 14 years ago, he was for a time attached to the engineering division of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company here. For several years past he has been allied with the Trenton School faculty. Of cheerful and friendly nature and possessing a rare sense of humor, Mr. Kerr gained many friends here. Funeral services are to be held on Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at his late residence, with requiem high mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery, under the direction of Murphy.


Second Obituary from unnamed Trenton newspaper:

Funeral Services Held for Teacher

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Requiem High Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church for William T. Kerr

William T. Kerr, instructor of mathematics at the Trenton High School, husband of Mrs. Anna C. Kerr, who died last Wednesday, was buried yesterday morning from his late home, 260 Highland Avenue. Requiem high mass was celebrated at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament by the Rev. Father Casey, who also accompanied the body to St. Mary's Cemetery, where interment was under direction of Murphy. The bearers were: D. R. White, Charles Weeks, F. W. Kaiser, John Gladen, E.G. Liefelt, A. Matthewson. Flowers were received from: Wife, children, Brother George and wife, the Yak children, the evening faculty of the High School, girls of the office, Ruth Jemison, Margaret White, Grace Hulse and Barbara Everitt; Uncle Sol and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Smith, Eleanor Schomf, pupils of the Evening School, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Kaiser, Trenton High School Surveying Class, Blanche Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Collton, Uncle Jack and Aunt Elizabeth, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weeks, Attaches of the Civil Service, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver T. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Matthewson, Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge. The Crowell family, Trenton Teachers' Club, Trenton High School Football squad, Faculty of Senior High School, Mrs. Miers and family, neighbors, Mrs. Hartshorne, Mrs. Croasdale, Mrs. Gladen, Mrs. temple, Mrs. Nevius, Mr. and Mrs. George Watson, Apprentice Boys of the De Laval Turbine Company, Boy Scouts of America Arms Club. Spiritual bouquets from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Collins, Mary Murphy, Aunt Margaret and Uncle Pat Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Yak, Robert F. leonard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Nolan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Collins, Annie Fitzpatrick, members of the Poor Butterfly Club, Mrs. Esker, Engenach Family, St. Mary's High School Class 10-A, 1931, Columbian Squires Circles No. 23, Catherine Morris and family, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Chamney, Mrs. Catherine Doherty, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Caufield, Frank and Chelsea McCullough, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Haney, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dwyer and family, John B. Gribbin, Parent Teachers' Association, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Miss Franley,Anna, Jack, and Buddy Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Eccles, Sadie and Jack Smith, L. Hyland, Members of the 8th Grade Class Blessed Sacrament School, Mrs. Stephen Schmid, Mrs. Josphine Tomasack.


Third Obituary, unnamed Trenton newspaper, Fri., November 29, 1929

William T. Kerr Buried Tomorrow

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The funeral of William T. Kerr, well-known instructor at Trenton High School, who died suddenly Wednesday night, will be held from his late home, 260 Richland Avenue, tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the Blessed Sacrament Church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, under the direction of Murphy. Mr. Kerr, who was 37 years old, was operated upon Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital for a stomach ailment. He failed to rally and death came Wednesday night. He had taught his classes in mathematics at the high school Monday. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Anna C. Kerr; five children, William J. Kerr, Alexander, Margaret J., Anna C., and Katherine M. Kerr, and a brother, George Kerr, of Elizabeth. Mr. Kerr was born in Elizabeth. After being graduated from Battin High School, that city, he became engaged in a survey of New Jersey railroads and canals for the State Board of Taxes and Assessments. Later he was graduated from Penn State College. He came to this city about 14 years ago and after serving in the engineering division of John A. Roebling's Sons Company, he became a member of the faculty of Trenton High Schoo


Note from phone conversation, 3/8/1998, with his youngest child, Ann:

" My father kept a daily diary. One entry, dated April 12, 1917, reads: " Today started at Roebling."

surveyor,: N.J. railroads and canals for State Bd. Taxes and Assessments

Address: ADDRESS1: 260 Highland Ave. City: Trenton STATE: N.J. POSTAL_CODE: 08650 COUNTRY: USA

Obituary from a Trenton newspaper, Thursday, November 28, 1929

SUDDEN ILLNESS IS FATAL TO TEACHER

               ___________________

William T. Kerr dies in His 37th Year- Funeral to be Saturday

              ____________________

William T. Kerr, aged 37 years, instructor of mathematics at Trenton Senior High School and widely known in various circles here, died suddenly last evening after a very brief illness. Mr Kerr had taught his school classes until Monday, when he was stricken with a stomach ailment. He was removed to St. Francis Hospital and a serious operation was performed but the patient failed to rally. With his wife, Mrs. Anna C.Kerr, and their five young children, Mr. Kerr resided at 260 Highland Avenue. The oldest child, William J. Kerr, aged 15, is known as a capable elocutionist, having recited at many important events here. The other children are Alexander, Margaret J., Anna C., and Katherine M. Kerr. A brother, George Kerr, of Elizabeth, also survives. Mr. Kerr was born at Elizabeth, son of the late Alexander, a building contractor, and Jane Kerr. After graduating from Batton High School, Elizabeth, Mr. Kerr was engaged in a survey of New Jersey railroads and canals for the State Board of Taxes and Assessment. Later he graduated from Penn State College. Settling in Trenton about 14 years ago, he was for a time attached to the engineering division of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company here. For several years past he has been allied with the Trenton School faculty. Of cheerful and friendly nature and possessing a rare sense of humor, Mr. Kerr gained many friends here. Funeral services are to be held on Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at his late residence, with requiem high mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery, under the direction of Murphy.

Second Obituary from unnamed Trenton newspaper:

Funeral Services Held for Teacher

              ____________

Requiem High Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church for William T. Kerr

William T. Kerr, instructor of mathematics at the Trenton High School, husband of Mrs. Anna C. Kerr, who died last Wednesday, was buried yesterday morning from his late home, 260 Highland Avenue. Requiem high mass was celebrated at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament by the Rev. Father Casey, who also accompanied the body to St. Mary's Cemetery, where interment was under direction of Murphy. The bearers were: D. R. White, Charles Weeks, F. W. Kaiser, John Gladen, E.G. Liefelt, A. Matthewson. Flowers were received from: Wife, children, Brother George and wife, the Yak children, the evening faculty of the High School, girls of the office, Ruth Jemison, Margaret White, Grace Hulse and Barbara Everitt; Uncle Sol and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Smith, Eleanor Schomf, pupils of the Evening School, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Kaiser, Trenton High School Surveying Class, Blanche Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Collton, Uncle Jack and Aunt Elizabeth, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weeks, Attaches of the Civil Service, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver T. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Matthewson, Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge. The Crowell family, Trenton Teachers' Club, Trenton High School Football squad, Faculty of Senior High School, Mrs. Miers and family, neighbors, Mrs. Hartshorne, Mrs. Croasdale, Mrs. Gladen, Mrs. temple, Mrs. Nevius, Mr. and Mrs. George Watson, Apprentice Boys of the De Laval Turbine Company, Boy Scouts of America Arms Club. Spiritual bouquets from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Collins, Mary Murphy, Aunt Margaret and Uncle Pat Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Yak, Robert F. leonard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Nolan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Collins, Annie Fitzpatrick, members of the Poor Butterfly Club, Mrs. Esker, Engenach Family, St. Mary's High School Class 10-A, 1931, Columbian Squires Circles No. 23, Catherine Morris and family, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Chamney, Mrs. Catherine Doherty, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Caufield, Frank and Chelsea McCullough, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Haney, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dwyer and family, John B. Gribbin, Parent Teachers' Association, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Miss Franley,Anna, Jack, and Buddy Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Eccles, Sadie and Jack Smith, L. Hyland, Members of the 8th Grade Class Blessed Sacrament School, Mrs. Stephen Schmid, Mrs. Josphine Tomasack.

Third Obituary, unnamed Trenton newspaper, Fri., November 29, 1929

William T. Kerr Buried Tomorrow

               ______________

The funeral of William T. Kerr, well-known instructor at Trenton High School, who died suddenly Wednesday night, will be held from his late home, 260 Richland Avenue, tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the Blessed Sacrament Church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, under the direction of Murphy. Mr. Kerr, who was 37 years old, was operated upon Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital for a stomach ailment. He failed to rally and death came Wednesday night. He had taught his classes in mathematics at the high school Monday. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Anna C. Kerr; five children, William J. Kerr, Alexander, Margaret J., Anna C., and Katherine M. Kerr, and a brother, George Kerr, of Elizabeth. Mr. Kerr was born in Elizabeth. After being graduated from Battin High School, that city, he became engaged in a survey of New Jersey railroads and canals for the State Board of Taxes and Assessments. Later he was graduated from Penn State College. He came to this city about 14 years ago and after serving in the engineering division of John A. Roebling's Sons Company, he became a member of the faculty of Trenton High Schoo

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Note from phone conversation, 3/8/1998, with his youngest child, Ann:

" My father kept a daily diary. One entry, dated April 12, 1917, reads: " Today started at Roebling."

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References
  1. Family Page Hard Copies: Wm. T. Kerr et. al., Trenton; submitted by Ann C. Kerr 1998
    Page 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Genealogy of the Family of William Kerr Woodrow, 6 Sep 2005, by Norm Moyes, Genealogical Search Services, Box 357, Orem, UT.
  3. Kerr, Ann C., Descendants of William T. Kerr: Family Group Record Sheets, 1998
    Page 1.

    William Tobias Kerr

  4. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database online): Ancestry.com, 2002, NARA M 1509, Washington, D.C.
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database online): Ancestry.com, 2002, NARA M 1509, Washington, D.C.
    NJ, Mercer Co., Registration Card 1026, # 63.

    'Wm Thomas Kerr, Age 25, 2140 ?, Trenton NJ, Mar. 8 1892, Natural Born, Elizabeth NJ; Occupation: Draftsman, Nec. Dept. BY WHOM EMPLOYED? Ja. Roebling, Trenton; Married; Support Family" Brown Eyes, Black Hair, Jun 5, 1917

  6. 6.0 6.1 Kerr, Ann C., Descendants of William T. Kerr: Family Group Record Sheets, 1998
    Page 1.
  7. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census. (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005)
    NJ, Mercer Co., Trenton City, Ward 13, Sup. Dist. 4, E.D. 105, Sheet 8 B, 9901, 13 January 1920.

    260 Highland Avenue: LINE 80: Kerr, William T., Head, Owns Home, M, W, AGE: 27, Married, BORN: Scotland, FATHER BORN: Scotland, MOTHER BORN: Scotland; Occupation: Civil Engineer