Scioto County Infirmary

Henry Kerr Shocked to Find Mother in Poor House

“Arriving here Wednesday to bring word of a perhaps fatal accident to his brother, Henry Kerr was shocked to find his mother1in a precarious condition at the county infirmary.”

“Kerr had vainly tried to get into communication with his mother by long distance telephone, and it was not until he reached Portsmouth that he learned she had been an inmate of the poor house for several days.”

“Kerr’s younger brother, Alfred, aged 21, had his back and both legs broken at the Wilson coal mine near Logan, West Virginia. He was in charge of mine car when he slipped and fell between the wheels. Henry himself was working in another mine two miles away when the accident occurred. The mother of the young men has been employed as housekeeper to William Turner, aged West Side farmer, but when she became ill he had her removed to the infirmary.”Was Shocked To Find Mother In Poor House. (1910, December 28). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 4.[/efn_note]

  1. Elizabeth “Eliza” Holliday Carr
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