Community History – Ludlow – Charles E. Doerr

Doerr, Charles E.

Charles E. Doerr was born on July 28, 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Charles Doerr and Emma Alkemeyer Doerr. Doerr resided at 48 Kenner Street in Ludlow.

He entered the United States Army on September 1, 1908. Doerr served in the medical Corp in the Philippines. He reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before his death. Doerr died on October 3, 1918 of influenza at Camp Humphreys, Virginia.

He was survived by his wife, Bessie Allison Doerr, and three children (the last child was born on the same date as his death). Funeral services were held at the home of John Allison, 184 Elm Street. John Allison was Doerr’s father-in-law. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Bessie Allison Doerr was the first woman elected to the Ludlow Board of Education. She received the most votes on the 1924 ticket.

Kentucky Council of Defense World War I Records (KCPL); Kentucky Post, October 17, 1918, p. 1 and November 06, 1924, p. 1.

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