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Francis May Kerr (1878 - 1959)

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Francis May Kerr
1878 - 1959
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1878
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1959
Port, Australia
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Port, Australia
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Francis May Kerr was born in 1878. He is the child of Craike Charles Kerr and Hannah Oliver Kerr. He died in 1959 in Port, Australia at 81 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Francis May Kerr died in 1959 in Port, Australia at 81 years old. He was born in 1878. He is the child of Craike Charles Kerr and Hannah Oliver Kerr.
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In 1878, in the year that Francis May Kerr was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

In 1891, Francis was just 13 years old when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1914, when he was 36 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1935, he was 57 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1959, in the year of Francis May Kerr's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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