Alva Alonzo Ferre Sr.

14 June 1851–18 December 1934 (Age 83)
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Alva Alonzo

When Alva Alonzo Ferre Sr. was born on 14 June 1851, in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Roswell Chapin Ferre, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Catherine Hollister, was 19. He married Mary Jennette Harding on 28 August 1871, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 18 December 1934, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Alonzo Ferre Sr.
Mary Jennette Harding
Marriage: 28 August 1871
Alva Alonzo Ferre Jr.
Samuel Rosell Ferre
Jess William Ferre
Mary Jeanette Ferre
Ninnon Maud Ferre
Charles Edward Ferre
Rachel Catherine Ferre
Joseph Harding Ferre
Le Roy H Ferre
Hazel May Ferre
Lydia Laurine Ferre
Elsie Edith Ferre
Fontella Lucille Ferre

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1871Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 6
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Alain, Andre, Francois, Laurette, Olivier. Spanish Francisco, Fernando, Mario, Abelardo, Carlos, Eduardo, Humberto, Jose, Juan, Mariana, Mirta.French (Ferré): nickname from ferré ‘of iron’ i.e. ‘armed’.French (southern; Ferré): variant of Ferrer 1.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Written by Josephine Snow A man by the name of Ferre came from England about 1733 and settled in Massachusetts. He had a son named Solomon. Daniel Ferre was a son of Solomon Ferre and Rho …

    Sources (42)

    • Alva Alonzo Ferre in entry for Alva Alonzo Ferre, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alva Alonzo Ferre, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • A A Ferre in entry for Lind C Kyle and Fon Elmer, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

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