John James Ferrier Sr

27 August 1917–2007 (Age 89)
Canoe Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John James

When John James Ferrier Sr was born on 27 August 1917, in Canoe Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harvey Clare Ferrier, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Lorena Trimble, was 24. He married Rose Burton Tyger on 22 July 1939, in Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Montgomery Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in 2007, in Brooksville, Hernando, Florida, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Rossiter, Canoe Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John James Ferrier Sr
Rose Burton Tyger
Marriage: 22 July 1939
Dr. John James Ferrier Jr, PhD

Spouse and Children

22 July 1939
Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, United States


    Dr. John James Ferrier Jr, PhD


Parents and Siblings



    Ernest Leroy Ferrier


    Paul Eugene Ferrier




    Harold Newton Ferrier


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, Middle English and Old French ferrier, from medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’. Compare Farrar .2 Scottish: possibly an occupational name for a ferryman. Black reports that lands called Ferrylands in Dumbarton, by a ferry across the Clyde, belonged to Robert Ferrier in 1512 .3 Possibly southern French: occupational name for a smith, a variant of Ferrié ( see Ferrie ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Ferrier in household of Clair Ferrier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Ferrier in household of Clair Ferrier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John J Ferrier in household of Harvey C Ferrier, "United States Census, 1920"

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