Obituary – Mrs. Ellen Reid Kerr
East Liverpool Tribune
Mrs. Ellen Reid Kerr, wife of John Kerr, died at noon Saturday ( September 9, 1905) at her home, 346 West Market street, after an illness of nearly a year of a complication of diseases. Although she had been in failing health for a long time her condition did not become serious until a few weeks ago.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 7:30 o’clock this evening, the Rev. J. C. Taggart of the First United Presbyterian church of which the decease was a faithful member, officiating. The body will be taken to Lisbon Tuesday morning for burial.
Mrs. Kerr possessed all the loving traits of a five and mother and was greatly beloved by all those who knew her. She was a devout Christian and until physical infirmity overtook her she was a regular attendant at divine services.
Mrs. Kerr was a daughter of Judge John Reid, who enjoyed the distinction of being the first Democartic probate judge to serve in Columbiana county. She spent much of her life in the vicinity of Lisbon, where she was born and raised. She had been a resident of East Liverpool for the past 18 years and is survived by her husband and two children, John who is the editor and owner of the Ohio Patriot, of Lisbon, and Nellie Kerr, of this city. One half brother James, Reid of Attica, Ind, and five sisters, Martha, Elizabeth, Euphemia and Flora, living near Lisbon, and Mrs. Frank Wilcoxen, of Wellsville, also survive. Mrs. Anna Reid Frederick and Miss Mary Reid, deceased were also sisters.
It is expected that a large number of the friends of the family will visit the home this evening to take a farewell look a the remains before they are laid away in their final resting place.