Helen Frances <I>Gillespie</I> Ferris

Helen Frances Gillespie Ferris

Birth
New Haven, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 23 Mar 1917 (aged 63)
Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan, USA
Burial Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 20162954 · View Source
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1st Wife of Gov. Woodbridge Ferris, whom she married December 23, 1874 at her home in Fulton, NY.

Helen taught ar Ferris Institue until retiring in 1901. She was the mother of Carleton Gillespie, Clifford and Phelps Fitch Ferris.

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Wife of Governor Ferris Dead.
Mrs. Woodbridge N. Ferris, wife of the former Democratic governor of Michigan, died a few days ago at the family home in Big Rapids.
Mrs. Ferris had been an invalid for several years and only a few days before she died submitted to an operation for the amputation of her right leg.
Governor Ferris was a guest of the Corn School Week, in LaGrange, in October of 1915, and delivered an address.
(source LaGrange Standard newspaper, LaGrange, Indiana, March 29, 1917, Page 8)

Obituary provided by Lori Kime


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  • Created by: Honoring our Ancestors
  • Added: 29 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20162954
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Frances Gillespie Ferris (7 Sep 1853–23 Mar 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20162954, citing Highland View Cemetery, Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Honoring our Ancestors (contributor 46844300) .