Biography of Frank E. Kerr
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Frank E. Kerr is among the substantial and highly esteemed citizens of Wellsville, where he has been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years. He was born in this city, May 3, 1866, and is the son of Robert and Lucinda (Householder) Kerr.

Robert Kerr, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania and was one of the earliest settlers of Wellsville, where he engaged in the contracting and building business. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr, who are deceased, had one child, Frank E., the subject of this sketch.

Frank E. Kerr attended school in a log school house in Yellow Creek Township. At the age of 16 years he entered the employ of the John Russell Brick Company, and after three months with that company he became identified with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He has remained in the employ of the concern continuously and has been foreman of the paint department since 1901.

On Nov. 26, 1895, Mr. Kerr was married to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Grafton, of Wellsville, the daughter of John and Mary Jane (Tiehl) Grafton, natives of Columbiana County. Mr. Grafton died Dec. 20, 1888, and his wife died March 30, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr have four children, as follows: Ruth, a teacher, lives at home; Florence, Frank and William, all at home.

Mr. Kerr is a staunch Republican and a member of the Episcopal Church.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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