GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 1900
DEATH OF MR JOHN JAMES KERR, OF ARDGARE
The death took place on Wednesday, at his residence, Ardgare, Shandon, of Mr John James Kerr, of Robertland.
Mr Kerr had been in failing health for sometime, and his decease was not unexpected. Mr Kerr was born at Roberton, near Stewarton, where he became the owner of a very nice estate. He resided along with his sister’s for a number of years in Glasgow, afterwards acquiring the beautiful estate of Ardgare, on the Gareloch.
Mr Kerr was a gentleman of a singularly quiet and unassuming disposition. He was a Justice of the Peace for the county, and an honorary vice-president of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Liberal Association. In religious and philanthropic work he took a very warm interest, and was one of the most generous givers in the West of Scotland.
To his own native district he had proved himself a benefactor, and quite recently he had erected at his own expense an hospital in the village of Stewarton.
The funeral takes place on Tuesday, to the Helensburgh cemetery.