Carr, Hampden

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Descendants of :

Dr Hampden CARR

Generation 1

1. Dr Hampden CARR was born ABT 1868 in County Wesford, Ireland, son of George CARR and died 29 Sep 1932 in American River, Kangaroo Island, SA (accidentally drowned ). He married Emmie Bevan COOPER 18 Sep 1895 in North Adelaide, SA. She was born 03 Mar 1875 in North Adelaide, SA and died 03 Dec 1975, daughter of Arthur Bevan COOPER.

Other events in the life of Hampden CARR

Burial: with Emmie, in Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

See Medical Practitioners, American River

Children of Hampden CARR and Emmie Bevan COOPER:

i. Howard Bevan CARR was born 28 Jul 1896 in Stirling West, SA and died 26 Sep 1917 in Belgium

ii. 2. Kevin Hampden CARR was born 21 Jan 1899 in Moonta, SA and died 15 Mar 1977 in Geraldton, WA

iii. Christian Henry CARR was born 06 Feb 1901 in Port Pirie, SA

iv. 3. Mary Hope CARR was born 11 Jan 1903 in Port Pirie, SA

v. 4. Anthony George CARR was born 24 Jan 1907 in Port Pirie, SA and died 1960 in Hawthorn, Victoria

Generation 2

2. Kevin Hampden CARR was born 21 Jan 1899 in Moonta, SA and died 15 Mar 1977 in Geraldton, WA. He married Marion HAMERSLEY 1928 in Greenough, WA.

3. Mary Hope CARR was born 11 Jan 1903 in Port Pirie, SA. She married Geoffrey Reginald COWELL 02 Nov 1924 in American River, Kangaroo Island SA. He was born 06 Jun 1901 in Medindie, SA and died 18 Aug 1958 in Mount Barker, SA, son of James William COWELL.

4. Anthony George CARR was born 24 Jan 1907 in Port Pirie, SA and died 1960 in Hawthorn, Victoria. He married Audrey Eyres YOUNG 29 Mar 1932 in Hackney, SA. She was born 1907 in Hawthorn, Victoria.


Last updated: 12 April 2019

About CARR, Hampden

Dr. Hampden Carr 1924. Died 29 Sep 1932 aged 64, at American River, K.I. (accidentally drowned). (See newspaper articles below). His wife, Emmie Bevan Carr (nee Cooper) lived on until she was 100 and both are buried at Penneshaw Cemetery. Joy Seager refers to Carr as a “delightful retired doctor” He had often been a great help to her. She attended him at his home following the accident at Penneshaw to put wide strapping around his busted ribs. Before going to K.I. she says he had been a highly respected Adelaide surgeon. And before Adelaide he was highly esteemed at Port Pirie.

Valedictory to Dr. Hampden Carr. (1911, July 1). Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail (SA : 1898 - 1918), p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article95324142


In 1922 Hampden Carr of Unley Road , Unley, a physician, was the owner of Lot 8, Pt Section 86C of two acres. Dr Carr was the first resident Medical Officer to the district, residing at American River. Although living there in retirement, he was registered on Kangaroo Island from 1927 until his death in 1932. Dr Joy Tearne, later Seager, who was the next resident doctor on the Island, but arrived before he died, was fond of him as a friend and admired him as a doctor. He was well-loved by the community.

https://data.environment.sa.gov.au/Content/heritage-surveys/3-Kangaroo-Island-Heritage-Survey-2006.pdf