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Isabella ("Belle") R. Kerr

Isabella ("Belle") R. Kerr

Female 1865 - Bef 1930  (~ 64 years)

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  • Name Isabella ("Belle") R. Kerr  [1, 2
    Nickname Belle 
    Born Oct 1865  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 15 Apr 1930  [4
    Person ID I6789  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Father Caldwell Kerr,   b. 14 Feb 1814, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1893, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Esther Jane Eckley,   b. 31 Mar 1829, Morgan Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1889, Elgin, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1856  Highland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F2345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William F. Horback,   b. Abt 1865, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1911  [4, 7
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F2352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1870 census lists her father Caldwell Kerr, 53, living with her mother Esther J, 41, and 7 children, all born in Ohio: Thomas P, 14; Ella, 12; Maggie, 10; Ettie, 8; William, 7; "Bella," 5; and Artie, 2. «i»1870 U.S. Census, «/i»New Market Twsp, Highland Cnty, OH (M 593, Roll 1222, stamped p. 255A).

      The 1880 census lists her father Caldwell, 64, living with his wife Esther J, 50, and the following children: Ellen H, 21; Margaret, 19; Etta, 17; William E, 16; "Isabella R," 14; and Arthur B, 12. «i»1880 U.S. Census, «/i»New Market Twsp, Highland Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1033, stamped p. 458B).

      By 1900 "Belle" and her sisters had moved to Illinois. The 1900 census lists "Ellen," 41, born Mar 1859 in Ohio, as head of the household and living with her Ohio-born sisters "Maggie," 39, born Dec 1861; "Etta," 36, born June 1863; and "Belle," 35, born Oct 1865. Ellen and Belle were listed as employed at the "Essex (?) Watch Co.," Maggie was listed as an invalid; and Etta had no occupation listed. «i»1900 U.S. Census, «/i»Elgin, Ward 5, Kane Cnty, IL (T 623, Roll 311, stamped p. 131).

      The 1920 census lists "Isabel," 55, living with her husband William F. Horback, 55, on a farm in Spokane Cnty, WA. Living with them were two of her sisters, Ellen, 61, and Etta, 58. «i»1920 U.S. Census, «/i»Stevens Twsp, Spokane Cnty, WA (T 625, Roll 1940, stamped p. 210B).

      By the time of the 1930 census, 15 Apr 1930, Isabella had died. William, 66, continued to live with his sister-in-law Etta Kerr. «i»1930 U.S. Census, «/i»Stevens Twsp, Spokane Cnty, WA (T 626, Roll 2518, stamped p. 242B).

  • Sources 
    1. [S630] OH Census 1880, Highland|, Ohio Highland Cnty, New Market Twsp, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 1033, p. 458) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S387] Rootsweb WC - New Market|, Joan Asche, "New Market Twp., Highland County, Ohio", (Rootsweb World Connect Project; Online database, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jasche ; Email: jasche45133@gmail.com ), (ID # I3715) (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S393] IL Census 1900, Kane|, Illinois, Kane Cnty, Elgin, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 311, p. 131) (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S392] WA Census 1930, Spokane, Washington, Spokane Cnty, Stevens Twsp, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 2518, p. 242B) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S170] OH Marriages|, Jordan Dodd, "Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900", (Liahona Research, PO Box 740, Orem UT 84059 [Original data compiled from each Ohio county]; Online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194).

    6. [S671] IL Deaths - Elgin|, City of Elgin, IL; Elgin, Illinois Death Records, (Online database, https://www.gailborden.info/elginareamemories/collections/94-elgin-death-records), Vol. 1, part 2, image 68.

    7. [S391] WA Census 1920, Spokane, Washington, Spokane Cnty, Stevens Twsp, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T625, Roll 1940, p. 210B) (Reliability: 2).