Robert Clifton Kerr

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ROBERT CLIFTON KERR, one of the substantial young farmers of Bethel township, Armstrong county, owns and operates a fine farm and is also engaged as engineer at Station No. 3 of the Philadelphia Gas Company. He is a native of Wayne Township, this county, born Feb. 11, 1881, son of Robert W. and Ida Hannah (Hoffman) Kerr. His paternal grandparents, James and Margaret (Walker) Kerr, were of Scotch and German descent, respectively. Robert W. Kerr�s uncles, Nevin and Willie, twins, brothers of his father, lived to the ages of ninety-six and ninety-seven years, respectively.

Robert W. Kerr was born in Bethel township, this county, Dec. 30, 18�, and he has long been a prosperous farmer of Burrell township, still conducting the farm of 147 acres there which he has long owned. He married Ida Hannah Hoffman, daughter of Reuben and Leah (Kemery) Hoffman, of Eddyville, Armstrong county, and they had a family of nine children, five sons and four daughters, all of whom survive: Robert C., Reuben A., Grace E., William Gregg, John B., Ruth, Earl, Martha, and Mildred. Mrs. Kerr�s mother still survives, at the age (1913) of ninety-five years.

Robert C. Kerr grew to manhood in Burrell township, and received his education in the public schools. He has followed farming since he commenced life for himself, owning a valuable place in Bethel township, near his father�s. His postoffice is Kelly Station. He has prospered in his work, and is a very industrious man, respected by all who know him for his upright character and other sterling qualities. For the last three years he has been employed as engineer at the plant of the Philadelphia Gas Company, Station No. 3, Banks Farm, Bethel township.

On Sept. 5, 1905, Mr. Kerr was married to Mahala Bowser, of Armstrong county, daughter of Alonzo and Mary Ellen (Yerdy) Bowser, and they have four children, two sons and two daughters: Beulah Alberta, born Feb. 20, 1907; Theodore Clifford, born Jan. 5, 1909; William Charles, born May 4, 1911; and Ethel Elizabeth, born Oct. 24, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Kerr are members of the Crooked Creek Presbyterian Church in Bethel township.

Source: Pages 696-697 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers Co., 1914.
Transcribed September 1998 by Carl Waltenbaugh for the Armstrong County Beers Project.
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