Owen Ferry

Brief Life History of Owen

Owen Ferry was born in August 1837, in Ireland. He had at least 6 sons and 5 daughters with Mary E. Hagerty. He lived in Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Jim Thorpe, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Owen Ferry
Mary E. Hagerty
Patrick J Ferry
Thomas M Ferry
Mary Agnes Ferry
John F Ferry
John Ferry
Annie Ferry
Neil Joseph Ferry
H Rose Ferry
Henry M Ferry
Katie W Ferry
Nellie J Ferry

Sources (9)

  • Owen Ferry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Owen Ferry in entry for Mary A Tomlin, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Owen Ferry, "United States Census, 1910"

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1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh ‘descendant of Fearadhach’, a personal name from an adjective derived from fear ‘man’. This surname is also Anglicized Farry .

English: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ferry crossing on a river, or from a place so named, such as Ferrybridge, Yorkshire. From Middle English feri(e) ‘ferry’ (Old Norse ferja, cognate with Old English ferian ‘to carry’).

English: habitational name from Ferryhill, Durham, recorded as Feriec. 1125 and Ferye on the Hill in 1316. The place is named with Old English fergen ‘wooded hill’ with the later addition of Middle English hil ‘hill’.

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

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