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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


ARCHIBALD KERR, of the firm of Kerr Brothers, furniture dealers and funeral directors, Carmichaels, Penn., was born in Cumberland Township, September 22, 1851.  He is a son of James and Eleanor (Davis) Kerr, natives of Greene County, and of Irish descent.  His father is one of the prominent farmers of Cumberland Township.  Archibald is the seventh in a family of eight children.  He received a common-school education, and early in life learned the cabinet-maker’s trade.  He worked by the day and job for eight years in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and in 1876 engaged in his present business at Garard’s Fort, Penn., where he remained for two years.  He then came to Carmichaels, where he has always had the reputation of doing first-class work.  In 1873 Mr. Kerr married Frances, daughter of James Clawson.  Mrs. Kerr is of English descent.  They have a family of five children—Charles Edward, Lida E., Jesse, Alexander and Harry.  Mr. Kerr is a leading member of the M. E. Church, and his wife is a Cumberland Presbyterian.  In politics Mr. Kerr is a Democrat.  He is a member of the town council, and belongs to the I. O. O F. Lodge at Carmichaels, Penn.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 2 July 2007

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