Biography of Morrison Kerr
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Kerr, Morrison, Buffalo. son of James and Martha (Morrison) Kerr, was born in Cadiz, Harrison county, Ohio, January 31, 1831, and removed with his parents to Bellefontaine, Logan county, Ohio, in 1836. His education was obtained in the district schools. He engaged in farming and stock raising on the farm that had formerly been operated by his father, about two miles east of Bellefontaine, on the Walnut Grove road. In 1873 he removed to Buffalo and engaged in business as a live stock broker with his brother, Thomas L. Kerr, under the firm name of Kerr Brothers. After one or two minor changes in the personnel of the firm, covering a period of eighteen years, the present firm of M. Kerr & Son was organized. Mr. Kerr is now president of the East Buffalo Live Stock Association. In 1852 he married Mary McLaughlin, daughter of John McLaughlin, of Bellefontaine, and five children survive: Ella Maxwell, William Sprague, Emma May, Leander Brandt and Paul Lorimer.


Source:
Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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