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Kerr, Arthur Francis George, Doctor

  • Person
  • 27 Feb 1877 - 22 Jan 1942

Arthur Francis George Kerr, son of Doctor Elias William Kerr (c. 1850-1920) and Fanny Brady (1851-1886), was born 27 February 1877 in Kinlough, County Leitrim, Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and recieved his doctorate in medicine in 1908. Having learned much about botany during his time at university, he developed a keen interest in the botany of Thailand, which became a lifelong passion. He was so successful in the field of botany that multiple plant species are named after him, including Dipterocarpus kerrii, Kerriodoxa elegans, Loranthus kerrii, Nepenthes kerrii, Platanus kerrii, Rafflesia kerrii and the genus Afgekia which is an abbreviation of his names. Doctor Arthur Francis George Kerr died at the Street House in Hayes, Bromley, Kent, on 22 January 1942.

Kerr, Elias William Kerr, Doctor

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  • d. 8 Jun 1920

Elias William Kerr, son of Doctor William Pattison Kerr (1824-1894) and Ann Banks (1820-1887), was born in Grange Gorman, Dorset, around the year 1850. He married Fanny Brady (1851-1886) of Falcarragh, County Donegal, on 3 February 1875. They had seven children: Ethel Kerr (1875-1928); Arthur F G Kerr (1877-1942); William Ashe Kerr (1879-1936); Walter Joule Kerr (1881-1956); Harry R Kerr (1883-1917); Mark Elias Schomberg Kerr (1883-1950); and Frederick Hugh Woodhams Kerr (1885-1958). Fanny Kerr died on 8 October 1886 in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England. Doctor Elias William Kerr died 8 June 1920 in Dorchester, Dorset, England. He was buried three days later, with his wife in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England.