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Capt Watson Ferris

Birth
New York, USA
Death
18 Jul 1853 (aged 48)
Panama
Burial
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
13208664 View Source

Captain Watson Ferris sailed for California to find gold in 1851. In those days to reach California from the East Coast by boat, you had to sail around Cape Horn at the southern edge of South America and travel up the west coast of two continents. In Panama, Captain Ferris died of yellow fever. His body was placed in a barrel of rum and is, according to a Bronx historian, interred in the "family vault behind Westchester Square."

Captain Watson Ferris sailed for California to find gold in 1851. In those days to reach California from the East Coast by boat, you had to sail around Cape Horn at the southern edge of South America and travel up the west coast of two continents. In Panama, Captain Ferris died of yellow fever. His body was placed in a barrel of rum and is, according to a Bronx historian, interred in the "family vault behind Westchester Square."

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  • Created by: Memento Mori
  • Added: 2 Feb 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 13208664
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13208664/watson-ferris: accessed ), memorial page for Capt Watson Ferris (28 Jul 1804–18 Jul 1853), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13208664, citing Ferris Family Burying Ground, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA; Maintained by Memento Mori (contributor 46517473).