Rachel Catherine Hollister

15 November 1831–27 February 1921 (Age 89)
Caroline, Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel Catherine

When Rachel Catherine Hollister was born on 15 November 1831, in Caroline, Tompkins, New York, United States, her father, John Hollister, was 39 and her mother, Lovina Clearwater, was 38. She married Roswell Chapin Ferre on 3 August 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 27 February 1921, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roswell Chapin Ferre
Rachel Catherine Hollister
Marriage: 3 August 1850
Alva Alonzo Ferre Sr.
Josephine Ferre
Roswell Ferre
John Henry Ferre
Rachel Catharine Ferre
William Ferre
George Albert Ferre
Mary Elizabeth Ferre
Warren Sylvester Ferre

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1850Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 8
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 26
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): nickname from a derivative of Old French holier ‘adulterer, lecher’. Compare Hollier .

    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 (29)

    • Rachel C. Ferry, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Rachel C. Hollister in entry for George A. Ferre, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Catharine Perry in household of Ropwell Perry, "United States Census, 1870"

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