|Birth: ||May 27, 1880|
Örebro län, Sweden
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 1961|
New York, USA
Surname is sometimes spelled Ferré.
Mother of author Thyra Ferré Bjorn, who based her bestselling book "Papa's Wife" on her mother's life. She was married to the Rev. Frans August Ferré and had eight children.
From the Fairport Herald-Mail, August 2, 1961:
Kin of Minister Dies in Rochester
Mrs. Maria Wickman Ferre, age 81, the mother of the Reverend Folke Ferre, pastor of the Raymond Memorial Church of Fairport, passed away Thursday morning, July 27, at the Elmhurst Sanitarium of Rochester. Mrs. Ferre, a native of Sweden, was the wife of the late Reverend Frans A. Ferre, who after several pastorates in Sweden, served as the pastor of the Oak Street Baptist Church of Springfield, Massachusetts from 1924 to 1932. Mrs. Ferre had been a resident of Miami, Florida since 1947. She was the mother of eight children, the oldest of whom is Dr. George Ferre, a surgeon in Miami, Florida. A second son is Dr. Nels F.S. Ferre, Abbott Professor of Theology at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, Mass., who has lectured at the local Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Another son, Dr. Gustave Ferre, is head of the Department of Philosophy at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.
There are also four daughters in the family, one of whom is Mrs. Thyra Bjorn, author of several books, the best known of which is "Papa's Wife", the story of the deceased's life. Another daughter, Miss Margaret Ferre, is professor of Romance Languages at Eastern Baptist College, St. David's Pennsylvania. Her daughter Ann is the wife of the Reverend Philip R. Whitaker, pastor of the Judson Memorial Baptist Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Still another daughter is Mrs. Karin Herr, wife of an Air Force officer [Clarence Herr] stationed in Labrador.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 31, at 2 PM, at the Graham Wallengren Funeral Home, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Frans August Ferre (1865 - 1938)*
Nels Frederick Solomon Ferre (1908 - 1971)*
Margaret Ferre (1913 - ____)*
Folke Torkel Ferre (1916 - 1987)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
Created by: HWA
Record added: Apr 16, 2014
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