Makers of Fort Worth Page: 78
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DGAR KERR, cattle
i speculator, pro b a b I y
has bought more cattle
in the past few years II i
than than any other
lc-i..l person on the Fort
Worth market. Certainly, he topped l l
the buyers in 1910 with 92,000 head
and outdistanced most every one
with 72,000 head in 1909. Mr. Kerr * l
was born and reared in Texas. Fan- i :l
nin county is his birthplace and
1873 is his birth year. "His father I
was Robert Kerr and his mother,
Sallie Kerr. /The former came to
Texas from Tennessee, meeting his
wife in this state and marrying her
here. The Kerrs are of Irish stock.
The cattle business has been Mr.
Kerr's life vocation. He entered it
over twenty years ago and has been
eminently successful. Besides his Il}:~
prosperous operations in Fort Worth,
he has acquired a big ranch in Oklahoma
and two in Tarrant county,
Texas. The latter alone represents
1,200 acres, a size unusual in this
section of the State. Mr. Kerr has
resided in Fort Worth seven years.
He is a member of the Elks lodge
here and is a Mason, as well as a
member of the unique Saddle and
Sirloin club. In politics he is a Democrat.
Six children have been born
to Mr. and Mrs. Kerr. The latter
was Miss Louie Runnells. , The
children are Dewit, Adelia, Zola, Jay,
Ileta and Leslie. Mr. Kerr's hobby
is riding horses.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/79/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.