The Fredericksburg News from Fredericksburg, Iowa · Page 5
January 27, 1938
first the son Joe died of a heart attack on Saturday and while his body lay in the undertaking parlors Sunday the father Mr. Wells Ferris succumbed to a stroke brought on by the death of his son and the two shocks proved too much for the frail wife and mother and she suffered a heart attack and passed away on Saturday, just one week later then her son.
Joe was 47. Wells was 77 and mom, Ruth, was 71. Joseph Robert Ferris was the seventh great grandson of Jeffrey Ferris through his son, Joseph.