John Amzy Kerley was born on September 24, 1883, in Purves (Erath County) to Claiborne Washington Kerley and Martha Marcella Peacock Kerley. Some believe Martha’s middle name to be Inez. He died November 3, 1952, in Stafford County, Virginia.
Michael Kerley recently found this obit, and he also cleared up a few questions that we had about just how and where Amzy died.
It seems that when Amzy became ill, his son, Cecil, and his wife, Dorothy Johnson Kerley, took him in; however, I suppose that became too hard (Amzy was a stroke patient) when Dorothy found herself expecting their first child, and Dorothy’s parents, Theodore and Florence Johnson, assumed care of the man, which has to say something about the character of these two.
The Johnsons lived in Stafford County, Virginia.