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Ferris Waller (#47162876)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Hello from Ferris Stephen Waller Sr.
I was born in the year 1938 in an upstairs apartment above a bakery on Haines Street in down town Plant City, Fl. My father and mother were Marcus W. Waller Jr. & Oneita M. Wright Waller.
Some of our kin came to Florida in the late 1800's. My grandparents were from, on my dads side, Ashford, & Cottonwood in Houston County, Alabama, & on my mothers side, Tabor City, Pireway, Hallsboro, in Columbus County, North Carolina. My grandfather Marcus W. Waller Sr. was a farmer, when he was not fishing. My grandfather Ferris S. Wright had a furniture & hardware store in Plant City. As I grew up most of my time was spent working in the store. (Wright's Furniture & Hardware). My family bought the store from my grandmother Lutie V. Wright, in 1955 ?. The name was changed to Waller's Hardware. The store is still being operated by our family as Waller's Power Equipment.

Now why am I here? I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't golf, I don't fish, what else is there to do?

My plan is to take as many photos as time permits. I still run a couple of business, and mow lots of grass, so my time is not unlimited.

Most of the photos that I will take, will be of people that I knew, classmates, customers from my many years in business, (hardware store, TV repair, flea market). I will enter information about the person to the best of my memory. Please contact me if you find any of my information that is not correct.
Forgive my writing, high school only, and English was my weak subject. (I failed 11th grade english)
The teacher that failed me was Ethel Keller. This is her FAG website. Click on her photo for the story.

I married Peggy Pless the grand-daughter of Albert Pless. The Pless family is an old pioneer family of Hillsborough County. The Pless Family Cemetery is located just off of Pless Road.
Below is a link to the cemetery.

The names of some of my kin are Waller, Wright, Gore, Mabry, I am sure there are others that I don't know of. My parents and most of our older folks have pasts.

I have created only a few hundred memorials, most of these are family or friends and acquaintance. Almost all contain photos that I took. There are only a few memorials that are unknown to me. These are the ones that I got while taking volunteer photos request. I will transfer, to family members, any of the unknowns that I have created,

I have sponsored almost 600 memorials. This is my way of contributing money to Find A Grave. I hope that my small contribution will help FAG to always remain free to everyone. I once sponsored a large family of more than 20 people. They were all friends of my grandmother my parents and myself. For some unknown reason the entire family and a few others disappeared from Find A Grave. For this reason I am reluctant to transfer memorials that I have sponsored.
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You're welcome :)
Added by Frosty on Sep 12, 2015 12:27 AM
RE: Hall correction
Dear Ferris,

According to his headstone, his date of birth is September 18, 1926. He is my Step-Father, so I'll confirm this with his son, my Step-Brother, Ferron. I wish we could have known him better, Unfortunately, Origan didn't have much to do with his children after he and Levean Cody divorced, and she married my Dad, Eastman McIntyre. I know his children wishes he would have been more active in their lives.

Once I create a Memorial for Levean, I'll submit a request to link them to one another.

Thank you so much for your assistance,
Added by Frosty on Aug 24, 2015 10:47 PM
Donna McPherson
RE: Transfer
Should you need others to add info to just let me know.
Added by Donna McPherson on Jan 05, 2015 12:12 PM
Ferris, thanks so much for sponsoring John Graham's page. John was a great guy, and as you probably know was married to my cousin Carol Boone, sister of Floyd. ...Wayne
Added by Wayne on Dec 28, 2014 2:04 PM
Randall Davis Barfield
LaGrone, James Scott
Do you know if your Mr. LaGrone was the preacher who lived in Albany, Ga., a number of years? Thank you, Randall 47369679.
Added by Randall Davis Barfield on May 22, 2014 12:17 AM
Karlynn Gustafson
Glad to know you've sponsored this site. Karlynn
Added by Karlynn Gustafson on May 06, 2014 3:01 PM
RE: Ruby E. Condrey
Thank you for linking Ruby to her parents, I really appreciate it.

More and more I find that when I send update material or linking requests, nothing changes at all. So thank you again!

If you receive any questions on from anyone on the Helms family, I would be happy to try to help them. And I do try to document all of my work.

Added by Linda on Mar 01, 2014 6:52 AM
Connie Johnson Webb
Bill Friend Memorial

Thank you for sponsoring Bill's memorial. He shared his talent with many people and he will never be forgotten. Connie
Added by Connie Johnson Webb on Dec 27, 2013 9:59 PM
Robert Thompson
RE: Clifford Dunford
No at all related. Just posting death certificates and trying to link family. This will make researching family much easier on future generations. Also it may encourage conversation and collaboration from other family members that may have relevant history.
Added by Robert Thompson on Dec 19, 2013 12:38 AM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You !!!
Ferris, Thanks so much for the Bowers marker photo, I appreciate your time and kindness.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Nov 26, 2013 7:48 AM
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