William Henry Karr, son of Philip and Mary Karr, was born April 1, 1867 in Manhattan, Illinois and passed away August 30, 1958 at the Webster County Hospital in Red Cloud. He lived 91 years and 5 months.
The Karr family came to Nebraska when he was child and they settled on a farm in the Blue Hill community. On February 18, 1890, he was united in marriage to Dora Baker of Plymouth, Nebraska. To this union three children were born, one son, William and two daughters, Blanche and Hester. His wife preceded him in death on August 17, 1898
On January 15, 1913, he was married to Rebecca Virginia Shutts. They continued living on the farm where he was active in community affairs. He was president of the Cloverton Farmer’s Union at one time. In 1924 he and his wife moved to Blue Hill. His wife Rebecca passed away February 12, 1954. Since that time he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Sadie Zimmerman of Blue Hill.
He was a kind and loving father, grandfather and brother. He loved to visit with his many relatives and friends. He led a well and active life until a few weeks ago when he became ill and was taken to the hospital where he passed away.
He leaves to mourn his passing his son, William of Bladen, daughters, Mrs. Blanche Schulz and Mrs. Hester Schulz of Blue Hill, nine grandchildren, fifteen great grand children and his sister, Mrs. Sadie Zimmerman of Blue Hill.
Information courtesy of Delores (Karr) Krichau’s family history compilation
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