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Memorable Manitobans: David Kerr (1855-?)

Farmer, mechanic.

Born in Victoria County, Ontario on 19 July 1855, son of William Kerr, he worked in the carriage making trade in Ontario and New York before coming to Manitoba in 1879. He settled at Carberry in early 1880. He spent most of the next seven years working his farm, except for a year spent building bridges in British Columbia for the Canadian Pacific Railway. On his return to Carberry he started a carriage and wagon repair shop until 1899 when he began manufacturing stackers. Originally named the Jones Stacker Company, it was reorganized and renamed the Carberry Stacker Company in 1904 with Mr. E. Jones as president and Kerr as master mechanic. In 1887 Kerr married Victoria Alberta Goggin of Pleasant Point. They had a daughter, Ida May Kerr. He was a member of the Maccabees, the Orange Society, and the Royal Black Preceptory.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 November 2008

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