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Rev Jerome Swartz Carr
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1849
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1894
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA

Martha married Jerome Swartz Carr, 20 May 1872, in East Union, OH. They had 9 children:

-Emma Patience Carr (1873-aft.1914)
-David Chalmers Carr (1876-1950)
-Torrence Lightfoot Carr (1878-1878)
-Jerome Earl Carr (1880-1961)
-Samuel Arthur Carr (1881-1881)
-Charles Elwood Carr (1882-1967)
-Elizabeth Viola Carr (1884-aft.1945)
-Mary Lovina Carr (1886-1886)
-Wanda Lovina Carr (1889-aft.1929)

From "The Carr Book", by Arthur A Carr (1947), pp 393-94

"About 1888 Jerome & Martha resided in Carrondolet, Mo, where Jerome became a Methodist minister in which profession he died four years later while serving a circuit of Churches from Litchfield, Ill. He achieved marked success as a Minister of the Gospel.

Jerome Carr not only possessed a keen, active mind but an inventive one as well. In 1884 while at Cincinnati he built and patented what was the forerunner of the motor bus. Although it failed to meet requirements due to the crude gas engines of the day it attracted much attention. The family preserved a letter from P T Barnum offering to equip his circus with the new transportation if it proved successful.

Jerome was a member of the Masonic fraternity and was buried in Cincinnati with Masonic rites. After the death of Martha his body was taken to Orville, Ohio, where he and his beloved wife lie side by side in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Nine sons and daughters were born to Jerome and Martha. Three of them, Torrence, Samuel and Mary, died as infants. The other six are all considered in the next Generation."

As mentioned above, this is Jerome's 2nd burial. His remaines were relocated at the time of his wife Martha's death in 1916. Follow this link for the first burial of Jerome Swartz Carr.
Family links: 
  David Carr (1821 - 1856)
  Lavina Anne Swartz Carr (1826 - 1886)
  Martha Lightfoot Carr (1845 - 1916)
  Emma Patience Carr Schrag (1873 - 1960)*
  Samuel Arthur Carr (1881 - 1881)*
  Charles Elwood Carr (1882 - 1967)*
  Mary Lovina Carr (1886 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Crown Hill Cemetery
Wayne County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec E, Lot 61, Grave 1
Maintained by: KBStewart-Family
Originally Created by: ProgBase
Record added: Sep 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59254224
Rev Jerome Swartz Carr
Added by: Debe Clark
Rev Jerome Swartz Carr
Added by: KBStewart
Rev Jerome Swartz Carr
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- Debe Clark
 Added: Jun. 22, 2015

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