Kerr, John Blain (1863-1927)

John Blain Kerr was a journalist and author. He lived at 1901 Beach Avenue from 1904 to 1907.

He was born on March 16, 1863, in Toronto, Ontario.

His father was Bernard Sheridan Kerr (1838-1910), who was a physician. John’s mother was Marguerite Elizabeth Hudson (1850-1926).

John became interested in journalism, and he worked for a time with the Vancouver News-Advertiser in 1888. He later formed a partnership with a Mr. Begg and, in 1890, they published John’s Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians.

Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians, by J.B. Kerr; Vancouver, B.C., Kerr and Begg, 1890 [Title Page]; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerriala#page/n8/mode/1up.

Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians, by J.B. Kerr; Vancouver, B.C., Kerr and Begg, 1890 [Title Page]; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerriala#page/n8/mode/1up.

On June 28, 1900, in Rossland, British Columbia, John married Emily Swan. She was born on August 17, 1865 (some sources say 1866 or 1870) in Martin, Michigan. Her father was Duncan Swan. Her mother was Emily Gillespie.

John and Emily went to Vancouver in 1901.

J B Kerr - Greenwood Weekly Times - May 9 1901 - page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xboundarycr/items/1.0172918#p0z-3r0f:%22j%20b%20kerr%22: [edited image].

J B Kerr – Greenwood Weekly Times – May 9 1901 – page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xboundarycr/items/1.0172918#p0z-3r0f:%22j%20b%20kerr%22: [edited image].

He worked as an editorial writer for the Vancouver Province, and he later became the editor of the Vancouver Sun. In 1915, he went to Toronto to work on The Globe.

John died in Toronto on July 17, 1927.

Emily died in Vancouver on September 30, 1940.

 

John and Emily had two children.

 

David Kerr

David Kerr was born in British Columbia about 1901.

In 1911 he was living with his parents in Vancouver.

In 1921 and 1927, he was living with his parents in Toronto, Ontario.

In 1940, he was living in Vancouver.

 

Katherine (or Catherine) Kerr

Katherine (or Catherine) Kerr was born in British Columbia about 1906.

In 1911 she was living with her parents in Vancouver.

In 1921 and 1927, she was living with her parents in Toronto, Ontario.

In 1940, she was living in Vancouver.

 

 

Sources

 

Bernard Sheridan Kerr (father of John Blain Kerr)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-PTF : accessed 10 March 2016), Bernard Kerr, Osprey, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13261, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,897; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008193740.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGY-7Z9 : accessed 10 March 2016), Bernard Kerr, York West, York West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148183; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148183-00279.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHPM-BYC : accessed 10 March 2016), Bernard I Kerr, F, York (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=110405&highlight=38&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Bernard+S+Kerr;

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKC3-VQJ : accessed 8 March 2016), Bernard Sheridan Kerr, 02 Mar 1910; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, p 346 cn 2044, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,622.

“Dr. B. S. Kerr Dead: Was a Widely-known Physician of Riverdale,” Toronto Globe, March 3, 1910, page 14: “Dr. Bernard Sheridan Kerr died yesterday at his home, 21 Hambly avenue, where he had lived retired for some time. Deceased was 73 years old. Messrs. John, of the staff of The Vancouver Daily Province; David of the City Solicitor’s office, and James of Toronto, are sons of deceased. Miss Kerr of the public school teaching staff is a daughter. The funeral, which will be private, takes place at 2 o’clock to-morrow afternoon to St. John’s Cemetery, Norway.”

Bernard Sheridan Kerr, death notice, Toronto Globe, March 3, 1910, page 14: “Kerr—At his residence, 21 Hambly avenue, Dr. Bernard Sheridan Kerr, in his 74th year. Funeral on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock to St. John’s Cemetery, Norway. Funeral private.”

 

Mary (Margaret) Hudson (mother of John Blain Kerr)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-PTN : accessed 10 March 2016), Margret Kerr in household of Bernard Kerr, Osprey, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13261, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,897; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008193740.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGY-73D : accessed 10 March 2016), Margret Kerr, York West, York West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148183; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148183-00279.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHPM-BYZ : accessed 10 March 2016), Marguarite Kerr in household of Bernard I Kerr, F, York (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG8-9NR : accessed 10 March 2016), Margaret Elizabeth Kerr, 1926.

 

John Blain Kerr

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8L-1Y5 : accessed 10 March 2016), John Blair Kerr and Emily Swan, 28 Jun 1900; citing Rossland, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11386, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,979. [British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-09-165874; John blain Kerr and Emily Swan; date of marriage: June 28, 1900; place of marriage: Rossland; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=83ac9a7d-560f-4559-af28-8238dc9ef1bb.]

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-6YB : accessed 30 November 2015), B John Kerr, H, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-RWD : accessed 8 March 2016), John Kerr, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, John B Kerr, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 99; Census Place: Toronto (City, part), York East, Ontario; Page Number: 12; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKW6-PLX : accessed 8 March 2016), John Blain Kerr, 17 Jul 1927; citing Toronto, 4841, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,130,913.

“John Blain Kerr,” Toronto Globe, July 18, 1927, page 4: “John B. Kerr, an honored and esteemed colleague, passed away just as this page—to which he was a daily contributor, and on which articles from his pen today appear—was about to go to press. He was at his desk in his room at this office when the call came to write “30” to a long, varied and useful newspaper career. He literally died “in harness and with his armor on”—a fitting end in many ways to a life spent in fostering the finest ideals of journalism. The blow has come so suddenly that the hearts of his colleagues are too full to pay adequate tribute to his worth at this writing.”

John B. Kerr Dies; Called at his Desk in the Globe Office; Editorial Writer on Foreign Topics Answers Las Summons With Pen in Hen; Beloved by Colleagues,” Toronto Globe, July 18, 1927, city news, page 1:

“Death came with tragic suddenness to John B. Kerr, a valued member of The Globe editorial staff, while at his work in this office last evening. Mr. Kerr had just returned from his vacation at Port Dover on Saturday, and, with apparently revived strength and fine spirits, he resumed his duties as an editorial writer, declaring he felt better than for a long time. A few weeks earlier he had suffered illness from a hear affection, but had come back to work with his old-time buoyancy and eagerness—qualities which made him a beloved member of the staff.

Collapses Suddenly.

During the early part of the evening Mr. Kerr was engaged in reading proofs of editorial articles, and for a moment was conversing with a member of the staff. Suddenly, while still in conversation, he collapsed and fell from his chair. Dr. J.E. Elliott, who responded at once to a call, found on arrival that Mr. Kerr had already passed away, and pronounced death due to angina pectoris.

Mr. Kerr is survived by his widow, son and daughter at home. He also leaves a brother, James Kerr, in Vancouver. Another brother, David, passed away some years ago.

Mr. Kerr was something of a veteran in Canadian newspaper work. He was born in Toronto 64 years ago and came of sturdy Scottish ancestry. He joined the staff of The Globe as a reporter about 1890, and for some years was well known for his discerning reports of important criminal trials, a vocation which earned for him the respect of leading members of the Bar. He also reported many important political events, and as correspondent of The Globe he accompanied the late Sir James Whitney during the latter’s first extensive tour of Ontario after becoming Opposition Leader.

In British Columbia

At the time of the Rossland mining boom, in 1897, Mr. Kerr went to that new British Columbia gold camp and became editor of The Rossland Miner, where he entered fully and sympathetically into the life of the new community. Subsequently he became editor of the Vancouver Sun, a position of responsibility which broadened his knowledge and scope as a newspaper man. Later he wrote editorials for The Vancouver Province for some years, coming back to Toronto in 1915.

First he served on The Toronto Times for a few months then The Mail and Empire as cable editor, handling the foreign news during the earlier portion of the Great War. Two years later he returned to The Globe to perform a similar duty. Seven years on the foreign desk of The Globe prepared Mr. Kerr for the duties he assumed almost two years ago as an editorial writer chiefly on foreign topics.

Was a Ready Writer.

He had an intimate knowledge of life in many lands and was a ready and understanding writer in his field. He wrote with strong convictions, and left no doubt of his views on whatever topic he considered. At other times he wrote with light touch on a less sober subject, and roused a smile or a laugh as he held an opponent or an abuse up to kindly ridicule. He was the delights of his colleagues, a keen wit and a story teller, with a heart that knew no selfishness, a hand ever ready to serve others with information or other aid at his disposal.

Mr. Kerr had had a wide and ripe experience in Canadian newspaper work, and in the background of more than thirty years on varied work was bearing full fruit in the last years of his life.

The funeral will be held from his late residence, 20 Wheeler Avenue. Arrangements to be announced later.”

“John B. Kerr: Nature’s Gentleman,” by R.E. Gosnell, letter to the editor, Toronto Globe, July 22, 1927, page 4: “In 1888 I was news editor of The News-Advertiser, Vancouver, and in that fall he went from Toronto and joined me on the news staff. He remained on The Advertiser for some months. . . . In 1889 he formed a partnership with a Mr. Begg (son of Alexander Begg, known as “Crofter Begg,” author of a history of British Columbia . . . The year 1890, however, did not see his advent into journalism. Prior to his going to Vancouver he had served several years at least on Toronto newspapers, but on which one or ones I cannot remember. His brother, James Kerr, is on The Vancouver Province, and his brother, David Kerr, a very clever and scholarly man, died some years ago. . . .”

“Newspaper Writer Dies in Harness; J.B. Kerr of Toronto Globe Passes Suddenly at His Desk,” Vancouver Province, July 18, 1927, page 6:

“Toronto, July 18.—Death came with tragic suddenness to John B. Kerr, a valued member of the Globe editorial staff, while at work in this office last evening. He had suffered illness from a heart affection.

Mr. Kerr is survived by his widow, son and daughter at home. He also leaves a brother, James Kerr, of The Vancouver Province. Another brother, David, passed away some years ago.

Mr. Kerr was something of a veteran in Canadian newspaper work. He was born in Toronto sixty-four years ago, and came of sturdy Scottish ancestry. He joined the staff of the Globe as a reporter about 1890.

At the time of the Rossland mining boom in 1897, Mr. Kerr went to that new British Columbia gold camp and became editor of the Rossland Miner, where he entered fully and sympatheticall into the life of the new community. After several years as editorial writer on The Province; he became editor of the Vancouver Sun. In 1915 he returned to the Globe.”

 

Emily Swan (wife of John Blain Kerr)

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHH4-T23 : accessed 10 March 2016), Emily Swan in household of Duncan Swan, Michigan, United States; citing p. 2, family 11, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,159.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW9L-CT9 : accessed 10 March 2016), Emily Swan in household of Duncan Swan, Watson, Allegan, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 14, sheet 259D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0569; FHL microfilm 1,254,569.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-6Y1 : accessed 10 March 2016), Emily Kerr in household of B John Kerr, H, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-RW6 : accessed 10 March 2016), Emily Kerr in entry for John Kerr, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Emily Kerr in household of John B Kerr, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 99; Census Place: Toronto (City, part), York East, Ontario; Page Number: 12; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKP-ZMH : accessed 21 November 2015), Emily Swan Kerr, 1940.

Emily Swan Kerr, obituary, Vancouver Province, October 3, 1940, page 17:

“Last rites for Emily Swan Kerr, 77, widow of the late John Blain Kerr, of 1640 Larch, who died Monday, will be held in the chapel of Slavin’s Funeral Service, Broadway at Alma, today with Rev. N. D. B. Larmonth officiating.

Mrs. Kerr was the widow of the late John Blain Kerr. Surviving are a son, David, and a daughter, Katherine, both in Vancouver, and a brother and sister in the United States.”

Emily Swan Kerr, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 1, 1940, page 13; Vancouver Sun, October 1, 1940, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vTNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1953%2C84495: “Kerr—In Vancouver, Sept. 30, 1940, Emily Swan Kerr, age 77 years, widow of the late John Blain Kerr. Leaving 1 son, David Blain; 1 daughter, Katharine, of Vancouver; 1 brother and 1 sister. In U.S.A., to mourn- her passing. Prlvate funeral service, Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m., from the chapel of Slavin Funeral Service, Broadway at Alma. Rev. N. D. B. Larmonth officiating. Cremation.”

 

David Blain Kerr (son of John Blain Kerr)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-RWX : accessed 30 November 2015), David Kerr in entry for John Kerr, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, David Kerr in household of John B Kerr, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 99; Census Place: Toronto (City, part), York East, Ontario; Page Number: 12; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPGN-R57 : accessed 30 November 2015), David B Kerr, 05 Jul 1925; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 65, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. (possible connection)

 

Katherine (Catherine) Kerr (daughter of John Blain Kerr)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-RWF : accessed 30 November 2015), Catherine Kerr in entry for John Kerr, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Katherine Kerr in household of John B Kerr, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 99; Census Place: Toronto (City, part), York East, Ontario; Page Number: 12; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Selected relatives of Emily Swan

“Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNKZ-K99 : accessed 30 November 2015), Duncan Swan and Emily Galespie, 23 Apr 1856; citing Allegan, Michigan, various archives, Michigan; FHL microfilm 1,017,875.

“Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCVT-MLD : accessed 30 November 2015), Duncan Swan and Emily W. Galespie, 23 Apr 1856; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,017,875.

“Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH6H-Y32 : accessed 30 November 2015), Duncan Swan, 01 Apr 1908; citing Watson, Allegan Co., Michigan, reference v 3 p 192; FHL microfilm 1,017,873. (possible connection)

“Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHTL-ZHD : accessed 30 November 2015), Duncan Swan, 01 Apr 1908; citing Watson Tp., Allegan, Mi, reference v 3 p 169; FHL microfilm 1,017,873.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVQ-P56D : accessed 30 November 2015), Duncan Swan, 1908; Burial, Martin, Allegan, Michigan, United States of America, Hicks Cemetery; citing record ID 8057127, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8057127.

“Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH6H-HBF : accessed 30 November 2015), Emily Weller Swan, 05 Oct 1905; citing Watson, Allegan, Mi, reference v 3 p 104; FHL microfilm 1,017,873.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVQ-P566 : accessed 30 November 2015), Emily Weller Gillespie Swan, 1905; Burial, Martin, Allegan, Michigan, United States of America, Hicks Cemetery; citing record ID 8057128, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8057128

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3RB-NMJ : accessed 30 November 2015), William Alexander Swan, 31 Oct 1939; citing Bush Prairie, Thurston, Washington, reference 129, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,023,568.

“Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4TT-RF6 : accessed 30 November 2015), Richard L. Swan, 10 Oct 1871; citing ALLEGAN,MICHIGAN, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,017,867.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N357-MS8 : accessed 30 November 2015), Jennie M. Swan, 25 May 1930; citing Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington, reference 200, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,022,721.

“Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4TT-FYW : accessed 30 November 2015), William A. Swan, 16 Jul 1867; citing ALLEGAN,MICHIGAN, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,017,867.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3RB-NMJ : accessed 30 November 2015), William Alexander Swan, 31 Oct 1939; citing Bush Prairie, Thurston, Washington, reference 129, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,023,568.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3Y2-VVF : accessed 30 November 2015), Richard Livingston Swan, 21 Apr 1949; citing Tumwater, Thurston, Washington, reference 7668, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,032,810.

“Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4PG-XHV : accessed 30 November 2015), Arthur Swan, 15 Jan 1877; citing Watson, Allegan, Michigan, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,320,451.

 

Bernard Sheridan Kerr (brother of John Blain Kerr)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2CM-1Y5 : accessed 8 March 2016), Bernard Sheridan Kerr, 05 Mar 1880; citing Osprey, Grey, Ontario, Canada, 05 Mar 1880, reference 109; FHL microfilm 1,845,398.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNL5-TPS : accessed 8 March 2016), Bernard Sheridan Kerr, 05 Mar 1880; citing Birth, Osprey, Grey, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,398.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT6-4GV : accessed 8 March 2016), Bernard Sheridan Kerr, 1962.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-09-165874; John blain Kerr and Emily Swan; date of marriage: June 28, 1900; place of marriage: Rossland; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=83ac9a7d-560f-4559-af28-8238dc9ef1bb.

 

James Blain Kerr (brother of John Blain Kerr)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-4GH : accessed 10 March 2016), James Blain Kerr and Elizabeth Walker Ingram, 10 Jan 1914; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVT-BS7 : accessed 10 March 2016), James Blain Kerr, 1944.

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