Muriel Emily Ferris

27 November 1911–26 May 1998 (Age 86)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Muriel Emily

When Muriel Emily Ferris was born on 27 November 1911, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Walter Wesley Ferris, was 22 and her mother, Emma Mary Fosdick, was 31. She married Bryan Benjamin Alward on 10 August 1936, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, United States for about 5 years and Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 26 May 1998, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Muriel Emily Ferris
Marriage: 26 September 1938
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  • Marriage
    26 September 1938
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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
    Age 8
    During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 24
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fearghuis or Ó Fearghasa ‘descendant of Fearghus’, or from the Scottish-Gaelic form of this personal name, Fearghus (see Fergus ).English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Ferrières-Saint-Hilaire, Eure and Ferrières, La Manche in Normandy, France.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Muriel Ferris in household of Walter Ferris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Muriel Ferris, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Muriel Ferris in household of Walter W Ferris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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