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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 […]