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Reubey Statira <I>Ferris</I> Ferris

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Reubey Statira Ferris Ferris

Birth
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Death
28 Oct 1955 (aged 69)
Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial
Hancock, Waushara County, Wisconsin, USA Add to Map
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Reubey Statira Ferris was the second daughter of Reubey Statira (Tomlinson) Ferris and Jay Floyd Ferris. She and her siblings were all baptized and active members in the Park St Congregational Church, Grand Rapids MI. during their youth, singing in the choir, etc.

As an accomplished artist, she worked in several media and perfected pastels, water color and large oil mural paintings. She graduated from Chicago Art Institute in 1907, and later operated an art studio in the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Ave in Chicago with her sister Mary. She travelled to China in 1915 to work for the American Bible Society.
She lived in China with her sister Mary Lydia(Ferris) Swan and husband, Dr. Alfred Swan.

When Harlo H Ferris was passing through China, en route to India for YMCA work, Dr. Swan, at the YMCA branch in Shanghai noticed a Ferris on a printed list of American citizens in Shanghai during Christmas. He invited Mr. HH Ferris to dinner and sat him next to his sister-in-law Reubey.

They were married in Bombay, India in 1919, and lived in India during Harlo's YMCA service. Their first child was born in 1920 and they moved back to the US in 1921 where two more children were born.

Reubey painted many beautiful pictures during her life time. She designed stained glass windows and did murals for WPA and churches, in the Midwest.
Family and friends as well as private and public buildings have the privilege of displaying her artwork.
Reubey Statira Ferris was the second daughter of Reubey Statira (Tomlinson) Ferris and Jay Floyd Ferris. She and her siblings were all baptized and active members in the Park St Congregational Church, Grand Rapids MI. during their youth, singing in the choir, etc.

As an accomplished artist, she worked in several media and perfected pastels, water color and large oil mural paintings. She graduated from Chicago Art Institute in 1907, and later operated an art studio in the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Ave in Chicago with her sister Mary. She travelled to China in 1915 to work for the American Bible Society.
She lived in China with her sister Mary Lydia(Ferris) Swan and husband, Dr. Alfred Swan.

When Harlo H Ferris was passing through China, en route to India for YMCA work, Dr. Swan, at the YMCA branch in Shanghai noticed a Ferris on a printed list of American citizens in Shanghai during Christmas. He invited Mr. HH Ferris to dinner and sat him next to his sister-in-law Reubey.

They were married in Bombay, India in 1919, and lived in India during Harlo's YMCA service. Their first child was born in 1920 and they moved back to the US in 1921 where two more children were born.

Reubey painted many beautiful pictures during her life time. She designed stained glass windows and did murals for WPA and churches, in the Midwest.
Family and friends as well as private and public buildings have the privilege of displaying her artwork.


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