Agnes Helen Ferrier

Brief Life History of Agnes Helen

When Agnes Helen Ferrier was born in 1834, in New York, United States, her father, Rev Thomas Ferrier, was 52 and her mother, Helen Murray, was 36. She lived in Irish Hollow, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died in 1866, at the age of 32, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev Thomas Ferrier
1782–1854
Helen Murray
1798–1871
Isabella Ferrier
1827–1873
Jane Ferrier
1828–1896
Alexander Murray Ferrier
1832–1899
Agnes Helen Ferrier
1834–1866
LT Thomas Edward Ferrier
1837–1891

Sources (2)

  • Agnes Terrier in household of Thomas Terrier, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Agnes Helen Ferrier, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1837 · Chicago grows to a City

Chicago switched over from a town to a city after many people sailed into the port there or traveled by foot to the fast growing area.

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, from Old French ferrier ‘blacksmith, ironworker’ (medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’). Compare Farrier , Farrar .

Scottish and English: occupational name for a ferryman, from Middle English ferier(e) ‘ferryman’. Black reports that lands called Ferrylands in Dumbarton, by a ferry across the Clyde, belonged to Robert Ferrier in 1512.

French: occupational name from Old French ferrier ‘blacksmith, farrier’ (see 1 above).

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

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