James Kerr (1896 - 1974)

James Kerr
1896 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
James Kerr was born on April 24, 1896. He died in October 1974 at 78 years of age. We know that James Kerr had been residing in Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15071.
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James Kerr died in October 1974 at age 78. He was born on April 24, 1896. We have no information about James's surviving family. We know that James Kerr had been residing in Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15071.
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In 1896, in the year that James Kerr was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1905, at the age of merely 9 years old, James was alive when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1926, James was 30 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1967, he was 71 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1974, in the year of James Kerr's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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Other James Kerrs

Unknown - 1876
Aug 22, 1804 - Feb 26, 1866
c. 1886 - Oct 19, 1915
c. 1898 - Mar 22, 1917
Unknown - Sep 30, 1918
Unknown - Jul 10, 1943
c. 1896 - Sep 22, 1915
c. 1893 - Nov 3, 1940
c. 1919 - Jun 12, 1944
c. 1915 - Jun 8, 1946
Unknown - Mar 22, 1945
c. 1898 - Jul 1, 1942
c. 1922 - Feb 15, 1945
c. 1925 - Dec 31, 1942
1896 - Sep 26, 1915
c. 1891 - Sep 3, 1916
c. 1922 - Apr 11, 1944
c. 1901 - Oct 4, 1918
c. 1904 - Jun 14, 1944
c. 1922 - Jan 31, 1942

Other Kerrs

Jun 7, 1920 - May 23, 1992
Jun 24, 1920 - May 1975
Dec 9, 1915 - October 1963
Jun 1, 1907 - July 1976
Dec 20, 1914 - April 1981
Aug 11, 1908 - February 1995
Oct 26, 1921 - February 1985
Jul 5, 1920 - December 1985
May 26, 1925 - Dec 6, 2000
Jul 26, 1926 - Feb 25, 1994
Feb 12, 1885 - May 1972
Apr 6, 1928 - December 1986
Oct 4, 1930 - Oct 11, 1996
Oct 6, 1929 - November 1978
May 20, 1930 - Mar 20, 1995
Jul 28, 1929 - Jun 23, 1999
Sep 2, 1887 - June 1968
Aug 7, 1906 - October 1977
Jun 15, 1945 - Jan 23, 1991
Sep 27, 1936 - Oct 5, 2005

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Jul 5, 1920 - Jun 6, 2010
Apr 12, 1919 - Sep 6, 2009
Oct 31, 1902 - January 1978
Mar 7, 1919 - Dec 29, 2000
Nov 14, 1924 - January 1970
Apr 29, 1919 - Mar 7, 2001
Jan 25, 1915 - Sep 25, 1991
Jun 30, 1921 - Mar 3, 2005
Jul 13, 1914 - April 1956
Oct 25, 1920 - Feb 25, 1980
Dec 25, 1908 - Mar 23, 1993
Apr 17, 1919 - Apr 3, 2009
Nov 19, 1919 - Jul 25, 2007
Aug 31, 1915 - Sep 19, 2001
Jul 13, 1921 - Apr 21, 2001
Nov 19, 1914 - Jun 15, 2007
Feb 5, 1918 - Jul 26, 1991
Aug 13, 1921 - January 1984
Jan 19, 1921 - Oct 31, 2001
Sep 6, 1919 - Sep 15, 1989
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