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 John Francis Ferris, Jr

John Francis Ferris, Jr

Birth
Monroe, Jasper County, Iowa, USA
Death 1 Jul 1946 (aged 79)
Choteau, Teton County, Montana, USA
Burial Choteau, Teton County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 62713071 · View Source
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John was born the 7th of 9 children to John and Mary (Gero) Ferris
Independent Record, Helena Montana, July 9, 1946
VETERAN OF OTHER WORLD WAR PASSES ON AT 80
Choteau, July 9
After services at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the American Legion gave military burial to John F. Ferris, a veteran of the Spanish-American war who died at his home here at the age of 80. Born in Monroe, Iowa in 1866, Mr. Ferris came to this state in 1911 and settled in the Dry Forks area. He joined the First Montana Infantry in 1914 and participated in the operations on the Mexican border and later in the world conflict. Mr. Ferris had no immediate survivors.

CHOTEAU ARCANTHA
Choteau, MT July 4, 1946
John Ferris Honored With Military Burial By American Legion
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's parish for John Francis Ferris, 79, who died at Choteau Monday.
The deceased was honored Wednesday with a military burial by the American Legion. Legion pallbearers, with a firing squad and officials participated in the last rites. Interment was in the Choteau cemetery.
The ex-soldier became a member of the National Guard in September, 1914, when he participated in the Mexican border uprising. He was released from service November 3, 1916.
Ferris had been at the soldier's home at Columbia Falls from 1936 until April of this year, when he moved to Choteau.
Born in Monroe, Iowa, in 1866, much later he came to Montana and lived in the Dry Forks district from 1911 until 1938. He homesteaded on the Otto Swanson place.
He has no known survivors in this area.


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  • Created by: Susan Moore
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62713071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Francis Ferris, Jr (1 Nov 1866–1 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62713071, citing Choteau Cemetery, Choteau, Teton County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Susan Moore (contributor 46963587) .