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Jim Ferris (#46557174)
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Bio Photo Born Knox County IL directly descended from Jeffrey Ferris who came to America 1634 from England through his son James; G.G.G.grandfather Silvanus Ferris; G.G. Uncle George Washington Gale Ferris Jr, inventor of Ferris Wheel. Son of Robert and Marcele (Holloway) Ferris.

Abingdon (IL) High School, Class of 1960;
Bachelors from U of Bombs and Bullets 1965; Masters from U of Southeast Asia 1971; PhD from U of Life; Retired US Army (1961-83)

I am trying to downsize the number of memorials I manage, so ask for a transfer.

NOTE; Pleaze use the Edit function on the memorial to ask questions, which identifies the person in question. I have tens of thousands of names in my records and your courtesy is much appreciated.
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Moe Family Gravestone
Thanks so much for taking the time to take this photo for me. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by J's on Aug 25, 2014 6:26 AM
Jesse C. Ferris, Mich
Thank you very much for posting the info I sent on this memorial--and quickly too. And thanks for posting his memorial for me to find. winnie
Added by wvy on Aug 17, 2014 9:24 PM
Memories From The Mist
RE: Isaac Raymond
I honestly don't remember...sorry...
Added by Memories From The Mist on Aug 11, 2014 1:33 PM
Thank you; I was not aware of the deposition (of course, since I did not know Silas might be her father); I will gladly add her as a child of Silas, and Augustus, also. Do you have a copy of the deposition you could send to me? I would be interested in reading it. If so, please e-mail me privately at allaboutgenealogy(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks so much, and, again, I apologize for my initial confusion...I cannot imagine why France was listed as Silas' POB! Not the first time I have found errors in the census or on death certificates, and I am sure it will not be the last. Thanks for the information; I will add them today.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 09, 2014 9:24 AM
Mr. Ferris:
I must apologize; upon further research, I am virtually convinced that the information reported on Mrs. MORRIS' death certificate, as well as the information on the census (listing her father as being born in France), was incorrect, and that her father was one Hulsey FERRIS, b. ca 1830 in NY. Whether or not he is one in the same as your Silas H. FERRIS, I am not sure, but I would like to hear more about the research that you have on Silas. The turning point I had was that I found an obituary for her brother, Augustus, and, although it did not name his parents (although his death certificate did), it stated that he had several half-brothers and sisters still living. I am still curious about their father as consistently being listed as born in France, but this will have to be put aside for now as the census information from 1850 & 1855 reveals a different story. I look forward to hearing what you have on Silas to see if he is the same man. Thank you!
Added by Anonymous on Aug 08, 2014 4:48 PM
RE: Emma Jane Ferris Morris
Her brother, Augustus' death certificate; also, all of the censuses give her father's place of birth as France.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 07, 2014 10:16 AM
Lisa Maturo Bauer
RE: John Henry Ferris
Thank you for updating the memorial. I actually don't know yet if he is related but I am doing research for him and I'm addicted to Find-a-grave so I looked to see if John had a memorial.
I will send you his family in email.

Added by Lisa Maturo Bauer on Aug 02, 2014 4:26 PM
Lisa Maturo Bauer
Ferris #22487610
Hi Jim,
I am doing research on the Ferris family for my husband and found this obituary from 1900 and posted it as a picture and I hope you don't mind.

Lisa Maturo Bauer
Added by Lisa Maturo Bauer on Aug 02, 2014 11:11 AM
stanley blum
Birth date for Sarah Ann Clark
The death certificate says that Sarah Ann Clark was born on December 13th 1835. Some one may have read this to mean the day was the 15 December 1835, I don't know.

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Added by stanley blum on Jul 31, 2014 11:41 AM
Ernest Humphrey
Would you put the dates of birth and death from the photo to the page info?
Added by grammy on Jul 30, 2014 7:17 AM
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