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    RAYMOND A. KERR, a prominent attorney of the Miami County bar and a member of the firm of E. H.& R. A. Kerr, of Tippecanoe City, was born November 10, 1880, at Tippecanoe City, Miami County, Ohio, and is a son of E. H. and Etta (Tenney) Kerr.

    E. H. Kerr, father of Raymond A., was born near Casstown, in Miami County. His school attendance covered his youth up to fifteen years and later he turned his attention to the law, graduating from the Cincinnati Law School. He began to practice before his graduation, in 1885, and is numbered among the successful members of the Miami County bar. He has been a resident of Tippecanoe City since 1878. He is a son of the late Thompson Kerr, who was a prosperous farmer and popular teacher for a number of years. Thompson Kerr died in 1887, aged fifty-six years. Of his four sons, the youngest, Owen, is deceased, and the other three are all attorneys, namely: Manford; Asbury, residing at Tippecanoe City; and Ellis H., who is the senior member of the law firm of E. H. and R. A. Kerr. Ellis H. Kerr married Etta Tenney, who is a daughter of the late Peter Tenney, a farmer, who died in Montgomery County, Ohio. To this marriage the following children were born: Loran, who is a railroad man, residing in South Carolina; Vera, who is the wife of Lieut. R. W. Kessler, of the United States Navy, who is stationed at Cincinnati; and Raymond A.

    Raymond A. Kerr attended the public schools of his native city and the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, graduating in the class of 1902. He then entered the University of Michigan, graduating from the law department of that institution in the class of 1905. He immediately became his father's associate and the law business of the firm is very heavy, almost all branches of the law being covered by one or other of the partners. Mr. Kerr is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and belong s also to Lodge No. 174, F.& A.M., Tippecanoe City, and to Coleman Commandery at Troy, Ohio. On April 18, 1906, Mr. Kerr was married to Miss Myra Wehrly, who is a daughter of Rev. W. H.  Wehrly, of Troy, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics; he is in sympathy with the Democratic party.

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