Ferre Young Colton

9 December 1923–13 December 1973 (Age 50)
Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life of Ferre Young

When Ferre Young Colton was born on 9 December 1923, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, his father, Adelbert Woodville Colton, was 42 and his mother, Erma Harriet Young, was 38. He married Naomi Lee Brissenden on 4 May 1950, in Muscogee, Muscogee, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Election Precinct 4 North Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 13 December 1973, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Ferre Young Colton
Naomi Lee Brissenden
Marriage: 4 May 1950
Mark David Colton

Spouse and Children

4 May 1950
Muscogee, Muscogee, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1924 · World War I Monument dedicated

Age 1

The WWI monument is dedicated to the fallen soldiers who participated in the confrontation, in 1924.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 14

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England, perhaps also Colton House in Scotland. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ferre Y Colton in household of Erma H Young Colton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ferry Colton in household of Erma Y Colton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ferry Colton in household of Albert Colton Jr., "United States Census, 1930"

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