Tag: suicide

Van Wyck Ferris

This tale clearly falls into the “Oh, you poor bastard” category. Van Wyck Ferris was the fifth great-grandson of Jeffrey Ferris through his son John. Born to Westchester County social royalty, Morris Patterson Ferris and Mary Lanman Douw, in 1890, he built a career in real estate in New York and Florida. His death, in […]

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 […]