Friday, January 10, 2014

William H. Ferry 1855 - 1911

In 1900, according to the US Federal Census, William H. Ferry had been married 23 years and owned his own home in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.  He had married Sarah Karns in 1877, and 8 of their 9 children had been born by 1900, including my grandmother, Mary Myrtle Ferry.  As an adult, William was a farmer, living in Ligonier near Sarah's parents, Henry and Matilda Karns, in 1880.  As a boy, he lived with his parents, Henry and Margaret, in the Stahlstown area of Cook Township.  His grandparents, Abraham and Martha Ferry, lived nearby.

In 1910, less than a year before his death, William and Sarah were still living in Ligonier with two of their sons, Charles and John who were working on the farm, their youngest daughter Blanche, and another daughter Elmeda who was a widow at that time.

According to his obituary, when William died Thursday, January 26, 1911, at age 55 years, 5 months and 8 days, his funeral service was conducted by his pastor, the Reverend J. W. Alberston of Beulah Reformed Church.  William and Sarah are buried in Ligonier Valley Cemetery, Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

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