Tag: Ferris Family in New York City

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 […]