Francis Eugene Ferry

1860–
Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Francis Eugene

Francis Eugene Ferry was born in 1860, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. He married Laura Estella Thaxton on 4 January 1879, in Bridgman, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Weesaw Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Francis Eugene Ferry
1860–
Laura Estella Thaxton
1862–1954
Marriage: 4 January 1879
Martha Etta Ferry
1879–1948
Haynes Ferry
1880–1880
Belle Ferry
1881–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1879
Bridgman, Berrien, Michigan, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 19

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 36

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh ‘descendant of Fearadhach ’, a personal name of uncertain origin, probably an adjective derivative of fear ‘man’.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ferry crossing on a river. Middle English feri ‘ferry’ is from Old Norse ferja ‘ferry’, ultimately cognate with the Old English verb ferian ‘to carry’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Ferry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Unknown in entry for Charles Page and Martha E. Ferry, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Eugene Ferry in entry for Ferry, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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