Leaves From the Ferris Family Tree

The lineage of Jeffrey Ferris in America

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, for the time, substantial verdict of $5,000. He couldn’t collect with our Mr. Ferris out of town but when he returned…


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