Category: Ferris – Peter

From Iowa to the Lights of Broadway

Growing up in Iowa, Mabel Alice Ferris had stars in her eyes. Or, maybe it was the lights of a stage. The daughter of Algenon Norman Ferris and Sallie Leonard had dreams, big dreams, that would take her all the way to Broadway. She was the seventh great-granddaughter of Jeffrey Ferris through his son, Peter.

A Ferris Love Story

or “Fancy meeting you, here!” This is the story of Harlo Hakes Ferris and Rubey Statira Ferris. It is a love story and among the most unusual that you will find in the Jeffrey Ferris lineage.

Geoffrey C. Ferris – an American Hero

Geoffrey C. Ferris (1918-1943) 9th great grandson of Jeffrey Ferris. Youngest of four children of Alice Josephine Cheney and Walter Lewis Ferris. Naive of New Haven, Connecticut. Ferris is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. His awards include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. The […]

Dr. George N. Ferris and the Insane Asylum

George Newton Ferris

One of the many leaves on the Ferris Family tree belongs to George Newton Ferris (1854-1919). He was the great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jeffrey Ferris through his son, Peter. The man was of some note in 1880’s Brooklyn, where he practiced medicine and was a community leader. What caught my attention was a piece from the Brooklyn […]

A Ferris Family’s Sacrifice

Union soldier Charles W. Ferris buried at Arlington National Cemetary

Simeon Ferris and his wife, Hila Ann (June) Ferris had a good life in Mehoopany, Pennsyvania, in the 1850’s. They had 12 children, eight sons. Little did they know that by 1865 they would have suffered the worst loss a parent may have, the death of a child, not once but three times. Henry Ferris […]