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Ardell W. Ferrier
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1904
Roseau County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1907
Roseau County
Minnesota, USA

Ardell lost his life in an accident the day after his uncle Kenneth Ferrier lost his life in a house fire. The boys were buried in a double grave at Pitt Cemetery.” Kenneth Ferrier was the younger brother of Ardell’s father Delvin E. ‘Dell’ Ferrier.

Newspaper Articles from Allan Ferrier

“Dated 22 August 1907 - Disasters at Pitt
“Last Saturday and Sunday nights occurred two very sad accidents at Pitt and which have cast a cloud of gloom over the whole community. At about a quarter to ten in the evening, the Ferrier family, who were expecting a relative from Oklahoma, had gone to meet the east bound train. The little five year old boy, Kenneth, had been put to bed in the front room and was the only occupant of the house at the time. It was soon noticed that the house was on fire. A rush was made for the fire and Dell, the boy’s oldest brother, made a dash into the burning house but could find no one. He was seriously burned about hands and face. Water was carried from the river but the entire house and contents were destroyed. The little body was recovered at about 2 o’clock in the morning. The house stood on the south side of Winterroad river up on the hill near the little wagon bridge. But to make the trouble and grief doubly sad, another boy, the second son of Mr. And Mrs. Dell Ferrier and a nephew of little Kenneth who burned on Saturday, met with death in a terrible way. Between five and six o’clock on Sunday evening little Ardell Ferrier was playing with a bottle and following his older brother, fell on the broken bottle which entered his abdomen and cut his intestines. Dr. Stuart was summoned but the little boy was beyond medical aid as the bottle had penetrated clear to the backbone. Funeral services were held on Monday by Rev. Thos. W. Howard. Many friends attended to pay their last tribute to the dead and the grief stricken relatives. Much was done by friends and relatives in this disaster but special credit is due to the Grignons who did all in their power to help the bereaved. It seems as if these people have already had more than their share of misfortune.”

“Roseau County Times, dated Friday, August 23, 1907 (front page)
Death by Fire at Pitt
Kenny, the six year-old son and youngest child of Mr. And Mrs. W.W. Ferrier, met his death by the burning of the residence at Pitt, a wood station on the C.N. Ry., west of Baudette.
The sad accident occurred on Saturday night last. Mr. And Mrs. Ferrier went over to the train, a distance of about a block, to meet relatives and left the boy asleep in his bed. A lamp was left burning in the dining room, to reach which the boy would have to go through three rooms. Fire was first seen coming through the roof. It is surmised that the child went into the dining room and finding himself alone attempted to carry the lamp into his room and dropped it, as the burner of the lamp was found near his body and in the space covered by the room adjoining his bedroom which was the last part of the house to burn. The interior was a mass of flames when the fire was discovered and the house was wholly consumed.
To add a double bereavement to the family, whose cup of sorrow was already filled to the brim, the following day the four year-old son of Dell Ferrier fell off a porch a distance of a foot and a half and, striking on a broken bottle, received injuries in the bowels which resulted in death the following day. Dell Ferrier is the eldest son of Mr. And Mrs. William Ferrier, who were among the early settlers in the town of Dieter in Roseau County. Not many years ago, their son, Burt Ferrier, 20 years old, received fatal injuries in their lath mill. The family is well and favorably known in Roseau and the sympathy of all is with them in their sad bereavement.”

Source: Newspaper articles from Alan Ferrier.

Family links: 
  Delvin E. Ferrier (1878 - 1950)
  Lou Fern Kitchel Ferrier (1881 - 1966)
  Glenn E. Ferrier (1902 - 1918)*
  Ardell W. Ferrier (1904 - 1907)
  Robert Clifford Ferrier (1905 - 1969)*
  Hazel Margaret Ferrier Chase (1910 - 1976)*
  Lester Stillman Ferrier (1911 - 1911)*
  Leslie Milton Ferrier (1911 - 1976)*
  Basil Lee Ferrier (1912 - 1989)*
  Adrian Garfield Ferrier (1913 - 1994)*
  Doris Vivian Ferrier Peterson (1915 - 1995)*
  Darwin LeRoy Ferrier (1919 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Pitt-Riverside Cemetery
Lake of the Woods County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Lisa Stalnaker
Originally Created by: Dudley Do-Right
Record added: Nov 20, 2011
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Ardell W. Ferrier
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