Robert Ferry

26 December 1846–27 January 1923 (Age 76)
Pipestone Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Ferry was born on 26 December 1846, in Pipestone Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Robert Farry, was 40 and his mother, Joanna Ridenour, was 22. He married Hannah Fisher on 2 April 1868, in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Eau Claire, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 27 January 1923, in Pipestone Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Eau Claire, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Robert Ferry
Hannah Fisher
Marriage: 2 April 1868
William L Ferry

Spouse and Children

2 April 1868
Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States


    William L Ferry


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Farry


    Joanna Ridenour




    John S. Ferry


    Mary Ferry



    William Ferry


    Joseph R Ferry


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World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 1

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh ‘descendant of Fearadhach ’, a personal name of uncertain origin, probably an adjective derivative of fear ‘man’.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ferry crossing on a river. Middle English feri ‘ferry’ is from Old Norse ferja ‘ferry’, ultimately cognate with the Old English verb ferian ‘to carry’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Terry in household of Joanna Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Ferry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Ferry Sr., "United States Census, 1910"

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