Tag: Lanning Ferris

He ran off with another man’s wife

We covered the suicide of Lanning L. Ferris in an earlier post. The New York Times of Sunday, July 9, 1899, has an article on what may be a contributing factor to his unhappy end. It seems that he had run off with another man’s wife. The husband sued for alienation of affection and won […]

A Troubled Man

Lanning Ferris New York Times February 2, 1905 SHOT AT BROTHER’S HOME Police Say Ferris Attempted suicide After Quarrel at Dinner. Lanning L. Ferris of William L. Ferris & Brother, 19 Whitehall Street, shot himself last night at his brother’s house, 442 West One Hundred and Sixty-third Street, and was removed to the J. Hood […]