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Rev Greer McIlvaine Kerr
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1843
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1930
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Greer is the son of John Kerr and Elizabeth "Eliza" McIlvaine. He was born in Allegheny County, PA and grew up in Mercer County, PA. After earning his DD degree he pastored at the Raccoon Church many years.


Obit: Washington Co, PA

He and his wife had five daughters and three sons.

Rev. Greer McIlvaine Kerr, D. D., pastor of the Raccoon church, Bulger, Pa., died on Saturday, Nov. 29th, in the eighty-eighth year of his age. Dr. Kerr graduated at Westminister College in 1867, and from Western Theological Seminary in 1871, and began his ministerial career in the old Raccoon Church, where he has labored very faithfully and efficiently ever since. When he had rounded out fifty years of service in that church, he asked his congregation to release him as pastor, which they refused to do, and he has served them nine years more. Dr. Kerr was in his usual health and preached in his pulpit the Sabbath previous to his death. It is a very rare occasion that any minister serves the same congregation for fifty-nine years. Dr. Kerr was a strong preacher, a faithful and beloved minister, and a Presbyter of good judgment. He will be missed greatly in his own community and in the Presbytery of Pittsburgh. He preached his last sermon on his eighty-seventh birthday, Nov. 23rd. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Stevenson Kerr; two sons, five daughters, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Larimer, of Spokane, Wash. Dr. Kerr was a man of whom it would be well said:
"None knew him but to love him;
None named him but to praise."

(Per FAG #47611669 )

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Kerr (1810 - 1885)
  Elizabeth McIlvaine Kerr (1818 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Stevenson Kerr (1858 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Mary VanEman Kerr (1885 - 1972)*
  John Alexander Kerr (1886 - 1930)*
  Hannah Margaret Kerr (1888 - 1971)*
  Amy Eliza Kerr (1890 - 1978)*
  Martha McIlvaine Kerr Ross (1892 - 1975)*
  Alice Jean Kerr (1894 - 1971)*
  James Stevenson Kerr (1896 - 1974)*
  Greer McIlvaine Kerr (1898 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jane Mary Kerr Coulter (1840 - 1923)*
  David James Kerr (1841 - 1917)*
  Greer McIlvaine Kerr (1843 - 1930)
  Robert Campbell Kerr (1846 - 1924)*
  Sarah Kerr Bingham (1848 - 1915)*
  Phoebe Kerr McConnell (1850 - 1925)*
  Elizabeth Kerr (1859 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Raccoon Church Cemetery
Candor
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Kimberly
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
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Rev Greer McIlvaine Kerr
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Rev Greer McIlvaine Kerr
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Rev Greer McIlvaine Kerr
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Remembered by a Northwestern cousin.
- Diane Clark Smith
 Added: Nov. 2, 2014
 
 
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