Beulah A. <I>Allen</I> Ferris

Beulah A. Allen Ferris

Birth
Persia, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Death 18 Sep 1914 (aged 83)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 6, Lot 90, SWC
Memorial ID 74615842 · View Source
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Arrived in Brainerd in 1872.

•See Jennie Gaudern Bivins.
•See Emma E. Forsythe.
•See Louisa Wright Congdon.
•See Almina Smith Parker.

Miss Buelah A. Allen, a native of that place [Gowanda, New York], and daughter of Judge Daniel Allen, of the district court. Judge Allen was a prominent man in his state, and was once nominated for the governorship, but declined to run. He was a native of Massachusetts and his wife was Esther Manley, daughter of Capt. John Manley, of Connecticut. (Progressive Men of Minnesota, Minneapolis Journal, 1897)

15 January 1892. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank was held on Monday, at which time the following directors were elected: G. W. Holland, B. A. Ferris, Adam Brown, A. F. Ferris, Leon E. Lum, H. J. Spencer and G. D. LaBar. (Brainerd Dispatch, 15 January 1892, p. 4, c. 3)

      The annual meeting of the stock holders of the First National Bank was held on Tuesday, and the following were chosen directors for the ensuing year: G. W. Holland, Adam Brown, Leon E. Lum, B. A. Ferris [Beulah], F. A. Ferris, G. G. Hartley and Geo. D. LaBar. A meeting of the directors will be held next week for the purpose of electing officers. (Brainerd Dispatch, 13 March 1893, p. 4, c. 4)

      The stockholders of the First National Bank of this city held their annual election on Tuesday, the board of directors being elected as follows: G. G. Hartley, Adam Brown, A. F. Ferris, Leon E. Lum, Geo. D. LaBar, Mrs. B. A. Ferris and Geo. W. Holland. The election of officers will take place next week. (Brainerd Dispatch, 12 January 1894, p. 4, c. 3)

      A very unique pink coffee was given on Wednesday by Mrs. B. A. Ferris and Mrs. A. F. Ferris at the corner of Sixth and Kingwood streets. This occasion being on St. Valentine's day appropriate souvenirs in the shape of dainty menu cards printed on pink satin hearts were given to each of the guests. (Brainerd Dispatch, 26 February 1894, p. 4, c. 4)

      Mrs. B. A. Ferris had the misfortune to break her arm at the wrist on Tuesday. The accident was caused by a fall. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 August 1894, p. 4, c. 3)

              Public Drinking Fountain.

      The ladies of the W. C. T. U. have offered to present to the city a drinking fountain for both man and beast, provided the city will pay for the cost of putting in the fountain and maintaining. The council has accepted the gift on these conditions and the city engineer has been directed to find a suitable location. This is a much needed improvement, and the ladies are to be commended for their efforts in this matter. The fountain will be appreciated by all, even by the mayor [A. J. Halsted], who, according to Bro. Rowe, has no use for water, internally at least. (Brainerd Dispatch, 19 April 1895, p. 4, c. 7)

      The W. C. T. U. [Women's Christian Temperance Union] will give a supper on Tuesday afternoon, May 7th from 6 to 8 o'clock, at the residence of Mrs. B. A. Ferris, corner of 6th and Kingwood streets. The gentlemen are invited. The proceeds will be used for the "Fountain Fund." (Brainerd Dispatch, 03 May 1895, p 4, c. 4)

      The new public drinking fountain, given to the city some time ago by the W. C. T. U., was placed in position, in front of the Y. M. C. A. building, the past week, and is already appreciated by the public. (Brainerd Dispatch, 06 September 1895, p. 4, c. 3)

      Mrs. B. A. Ferris, Mrs. H. J. Spencer and Master Frank Ferris left for Buffalo this noon, A. F. Ferris accompanying them to St. Paul. (Brainerd Dispatch, 14 June 1901, p. 8, c. 2)

      Mrs. B. A. Ferris and grandson, Frank, have returned from the east where they have been visiting. They visited at Gowanda, N. Y. for a time and took in the Pan-American exposition Also. (Braiinerd Dispatch, 06 September 1901, p. 8, c. 3)

1905 MN Census for Brainerd Ward 2, 601 Kingwood St:
Ferris, Bulah A., 73, b. New York; father b. New Hampshire; mother b. Connecticut, resident of Brainerd 27 years 3 months

           BRUTAL ASSAULT ON
                                 MRS. B. A. FERRIS
                                  _____

            Daniel Curran Broke into Her
                House and Assaulted Her
                  on Monday Afternoon
                                  _____

            Miscreant is Captured by W. H.
                Strachan, Wm. Tudor and
                              F. J. Britton


      One of the most dastardly assaults in the history of Brainerd was made on Mrs. Beulah Ferris in her residence at 601 Kingwood street about 4:30 Monday afternoon. The assailant was a tramp painter named Robert Curran, who had been in the city since Thursday employed by J. C. Congdon. Mrs. Ferris had employed him in the forenoon to put up some decorations at her residence and it is supposed that he thought he had found an opportunity for robbery. He broke in and concealed himself in the house during her temporary absence and on her return attacked her, knocking her down and bruising her badly about the face and hands. Her screams attracted the attention of neighbors. W. H. Strachan and others of his household being the first to respond. The fellow was seen by Mr. Strachan as he left the house, but as the latter was then unarmed he made no attempt to stop the fellow, taking a good look so as to be able to identify him. As soon as he had seen that Mrs. Ferris was being cared for Mr. Strachan started for a gun to go after her assailant. He met Wm. Tudor who had a weapon in his pocket and they took up the chase. They got a glimpse of him but lost sight of him. They then separated and Mr. Tudor went around the block in which T. J. Tyler's residence is situated one way while Mr. Strachan went the other. Mr. Tudor saw the fellow go up the steps and try to get into the Tyler residence. He accosted him and Curran said he wanted to find out when the next train went to Duluth. Mr. Tudor answered him and after some conversation he advised a visit to the depot to see if there was a freight going that way. As they approached the corner the fellow saw Mr. Strachan and bolted for the East Brainerd bridge, along Kindred street. Handing the gun to Mr. Strachan, Mr. Tudor and that gentleman took after the fleeing man and after a couple of calls he glanced back, saw the gun and stopped. Mr. Tudor grabbed him by the wrist while Mr. Strachan held the gun ready if he made a crooked move. Francis Britton happened along just then and took the fellow's other arm and he submitted without a struggle. He was placed in the city jail until this morning when he was arraigned on the charge of assault and turned over to Sheriff Reid to await the outcome of Mrs. Ferris' injuries.
      Mrs. Ferris rested quite easily last night, despite the shock and bruises and Dr. Beise, who attended her, expressed belief this morning that she would make a speedy recovery.
      There was much indignation expressed on the streets and it would have taken but little to have fanned it into mob violence. The well known severity of Judge McClenahan in cases of like character, however, did much to render people willing to let matters take the legal course. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 06 July 1909, p. 3, c. 4)

          MRS. BULAH FERRIS
                              PASSED TO REWARD
                                  _____

      Widow of Wm. Ferris and Mother of
              Late Senator Al Ferris, Died
                            Last Evening
                                  _____

            DEATH WAS DUE TO OLD AGE
                                  _____

         Had Lived in Brainerd Since 1872,
            Was a Staunch Member of the
                              W. C. T. U.


      Mrs. Bulah [sic] A. Ferris, aged 83, widow of Wm. Ferris and mother of the late Senator Al Ferris, died at a local hospital last night from the infirmities due to old age.
      About a month ago she broke her arm. She was apparently recovering from this injury and seemed cheerful, but a relapse set in and she succumbed at 6:45 P. M.
      Mrs. Ferris was born in Gowanda [sic] [Persia], New York, and was educated and reared there. She was married to Mr. Ferris in 1850 and they came to Brainerd on December 6, 1872. To them 2 children were born, A. F. Ferris and Mrs. H. J. Spencer. Al Ferris was widely known as one of the best men this district has ever sent to the legislature, being senator several years. He was also president of the First National bank.
      Mrs. Ferris took an interest in several fraternal orders and was prominent as a member of the Relief Corps of Pap Thomas Post, the Eastern Star and the W. C. T. U. She was active in church work, attending constantly the First Congregational church.
      For some years past she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Spencer. But few other relatives survive her. Two grandsons are Frank Ferris of Pennsylvania and W. A. Spencer of Brainerd.
      The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the Spencer residence, 601 Kingwood street, Rev. G. P. Sheridan, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating.
      To the family in its bereavement is extended the sincere sympathy of the community. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 19 September 1914, p. 5, c. 1) [Contributed by John Van Essen]


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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 8 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 74615842
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beulah A. Allen Ferris (25 Feb 1831–18 Sep 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 74615842, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .