Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Kerr - Kevin James

Kevin James KERRAge: 47 years19261974

Name
Kevin James KERR
Given names
Kevin James
Surname
KERR
Birth August 12, 1926 37 32
Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"BIRTH:- 12th August 1926"

Marriage of a half-siblingJames ANTHONYDoreen Mary CASEYView this family
about 1929 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: 4621/1929 ANTHONY JAMES CASEY DOREEN M KYOGLE
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn KERR
June 10, 1929 (Age 2 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 120 and 281
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11131/1929 KERR JOHN THOMAS MARY KYOGLE
Death of a half-brotherJames CASEY
1929 (Age 2 years)

Note: We have no specific birth and death references for James. However, there are a number of web sites that quote similar details. Inquiries with the direct family are being made.
A James Casey disappears at sea
A James Casey disappears at sea

Note: Karen Jackson has forwarded this newspaper entry that may be relevant to the death of James.

Death of a maternal grandmotherEllen O'CONNOR
September 3, 1933 (Age 7 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15658/1933 CASEY ELLEN JOHN ANN KYOGLE
Citation details: 143
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Donald ROGANMary I KERRView this family
about 1934 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 8519/1934 ROGAN WILLIAM D KERR MARY I KYOGLE
Death of a brotherBrian Patrick KERR
about 1936 (Age 9 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8354/1936 KERR BRIAN PATRICK ARTHUR RAYNOR ELLA GERTRUDE KYOGLE
Marriage of a siblingJohn Harvey SMITHMaisie Patricia “Timmy” KERRView this family
about 1938 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: 23376/1938 SMITH JOHN HARVEY KERR MAISIE PATRICIA KYOGLE
Death of a maternal grandfatherPatrick Joseph CASEY
August 26, 1939 (Age 13 years)
Address: Kyogle Memorial Hospital
Citation details: 20070/1939 CASEY PATRICK JOSEPH MATHEW JANE KYOGLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 48
Publication: Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Monday 28 August 1939, page 6
Burial of a maternal grandfatherPatrick Joseph CASEY
August 27, 1939 (Age 13 years)
Citation details: 48
Occupation
Apprentice jockey
about 1940 (Age 13 years)
Employer: Gordon Shelley
Citation details: 10 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"At the time they both were residing at Hamilton, Brisbane with their families. [Kevin] was apprenticed to Horse Trainer 'Gordon Shelley'."

Citation details: 13 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"You still have [Kevin's] Occupation wrong - CORRECTION:- He was a Jockey from at the very least from age 18 & riding from at least 1944 to 1955.

Citation details: 13 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"'the family moved from Wiangaree / Kyogle area to Kingsford Smith Drive at Hamilton, Brisbane in 1940 when my [Kevin] got a job with Horse Trainer 'Gordon Shelley' & that's when he was given an apprenticeship as a jockey."

Residence 1946 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: 10 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"At the time they both were residing at Hamilton, Brisbane with their families. [Kevin] was apprenticed to Horse Trainer 'Gordon Shelley'."

Occupation
Jockey
between 1947 and 1955 (Age 20 years)

Citation details: 11 December 2011
Text:

In part:

"Kevin (his father was a jockey)"

Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"was a jockey from 1944 - 1955"

Kerr - Kevin James
Kerr - Kevin James

Note: Image kindly provided by Karen Jackson.


Kerr - Kevin James - Riding at Eagle Farm
Kerr - Kevin James - Riding at Eagle Farm

Note: Image kindly provided by Karen Jackson.

Motor Vehicle Accident
Car rollover
October 19, 1952 (Age 26 years)
Address: Logan Road
Publication: Newspaper; Brisbane; 1933-1954
Citation details: 20 October 1952, page 1
Occupation
Waterside worker
after 1955 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"When he became too heavy for riding, he was then employed as a Waterside Worker in Brisbane until his death at Bretts Wharf on July 18th 1974"

Birth of a daughter
#1
Julie Ann KERR
August 9, 1958 (Age 31 years)

Citation details: 27 April 2020
Text:

In part:

"Julie Ann Kerr born 9 Aug 1958 - died 7 Jan 1984"

Death of a motherGertrude Ella CASEY
January 4, 1962 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: 1962/B49184 Ella Gertrude Kerr Patrick Casey Helen O'Connor
Death of a fatherArthur Rayner “Mick” KERR
October 6, 1963 (Age 37 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 120
Citation details: 1963/B61420 Arthur Rayner Kerr - Kerr - ** born Taree,New South Wales aged 73 years
Citation details: 10 April 2012
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"PLEASE NOTE:- CORRECTION - Arthur Raynor KERR definately did not pass away in 1968 as stated here on your page. It was more like 1963"

Citation details: 23 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"I also have the actual death date of 6th October 1963 for Arthur Rayner "Mick" Kerr (125126). "

Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register has incorrectly the date of death for Arthur as 6 October 1968. As does the Kerr - Rogan Legacy Family Tree.
Death July 18, 1974 (Age 47 years)
Address: Bretts Wharf
Cause of death: Accidently killed
Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part"

"When he became too heavy for riding, he was then employed as a Waterside Worker in Brisbane until his death at Bretts Wharf on July 18th 1974 whilst working on a ship named Capatain Abel Tasman carrying heavy timber caused list and he was killed instantly."

Note: Whilst working as a waterside worker on the "Captain Abel Tasman".
Burial
Citation details: 10 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"is buried at Albany Creek Cemetry in Brisbane."

Citation details: 13 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"Burial - CORRECTION:- Albany Creek Cemetery is NOT Albany Creek Memorial Park at Brigeman Downs . [Kevin] is buried at Albany Creek Cemetery Fahers Road East Albany Creek

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1914Casino, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
elder sister
Helena I KERR
Birth: about 1914 24 20Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1916Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
Mary I KERR
Birth: April 6, 1916 26 22Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 25, 1991Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
Maisie Patricia “Timmy” KERR
Birth: March 17, 1919 29 25Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 10, 1999Townsville, Queensland, Australia
14 months
elder brother
6 years
himself
Kerr - Kevin JamesKevin James KERR
Birth: August 12, 1926 37 32Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 18, 1974Hamilton, Queensland, Australia
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Kerr - Kevin JamesKevin James KERR
Birth: August 12, 1926 37 32Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 18, 1974Hamilton, Queensland, Australia
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Kerr - Kevin JamesKevin James KERR
Birth: August 12, 1926 37 32Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 18, 1974Hamilton, Queensland, Australia
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BirthEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"BIRTH:- 12th August 1926"

OccupationEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 10 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"At the time they both were residing at Hamilton, Brisbane with their families. [Kevin] was apprenticed to Horse Trainer 'Gordon Shelley'."

OccupationEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 13 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"You still have [Kevin's] Occupation wrong - CORRECTION:- He was a Jockey from at the very least from age 18 & riding from at least 1944 to 1955.

OccupationEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 13 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"'the family moved from Wiangaree / Kyogle area to Kingsford Smith Drive at Hamilton, Brisbane in 1940 when my [Kevin] got a job with Horse Trainer 'Gordon Shelley' & that's when he was given an apprenticeship as a jockey."

ResidenceEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 10 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"At the time they both were residing at Hamilton, Brisbane with their families. [Kevin] was apprenticed to Horse Trainer 'Gordon Shelley'."

OccupationEmails - Karen Jackson
Citation details: 11 December 2011
Text:

In part:

"Kevin (his father was a jockey)"

OccupationEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"was a jockey from 1944 - 1955"

Motor Vehicle AccidentNewspaper - The Courier-Mail
Publication: Newspaper; Brisbane; 1933-1954
Citation details: 20 October 1952, page 1
OccupationEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"When he became too heavy for riding, he was then employed as a Waterside Worker in Brisbane until his death at Bretts Wharf on July 18th 1974"

DeathKerr - Rogan - Legacy Family Tree
DeathEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 12 April 2012
Text:

In part"

"When he became too heavy for riding, he was then employed as a Waterside Worker in Brisbane until his death at Bretts Wharf on July 18th 1974 whilst working on a ship named Capatain Abel Tasman carrying heavy timber caused list and he was killed instantly."

BurialEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 10 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"is buried at Albany Creek Cemetry in Brisbane."

BurialEmails - Janice Kerr
Citation details: 13 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"Burial - CORRECTION:- Albany Creek Cemetery is NOT Albany Creek Memorial Park at Brigeman Downs . [Kevin] is buried at Albany Creek Cemetery Fahers Road East Albany Creek