Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

FERRY, Joseph

Male 1831 - 1911  (80 years)


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  • Name FERRY, Joseph 
    Born 3 Sep 1831  Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1911  Riverton, Coos County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12345  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father FERRY, Thomas,   b. Abt 1795, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, (Listed On 1860 Census) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1795, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, (Listed On 1860 Census) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1820  Houghton le Spring, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HALL, Sarah Jane,   b. 23 Feb 1849, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1911, Coos County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F3782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Ferry was elected Sheriff in 1874 and served nearly a year before he resigned. Ferry was born in 1831 in Pennsylvania and came to Oregon in 1857 from Oroville, Calif. He was a gold miner and also in the mercantile business. In 1903, he was the postmaster at Riverton in Coos Co.
      Ferry was replaced in 1875 by Jay Tuttle, who was appointed to the job at Ferry's request. Turtle was from New Hampshire and became a medical doctor in 1880 and the state Deputy Health Ofricer in 1882. The prominent physician and surgeon was a United States Senator in 1903.

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      Joseph Ferry was born Sept. 3, 1831, Luzerne county, Pa., and died Sept. 19, 1911 at his home in Riverton, Ore. at the age of 80 years and 3 days. He followed mining in Pennsylvania for several years and went to California in 1855 where he worked on the Yuba river, then spent another year mining in Oroville, Calif.
      In 1857 he came to Coos county and preempted a claim on the Coquille river just above this city, where he made his home until 1898, when he moved to Riverton with his family and purchased a home there.
      He opened and operated some coal mines on his property until 1901 when he engaged in the general mercantile business. In 1903, he was commissioned Post Master at Riverton and held that position for many years. He also served one term as sheriff of Coos county.
      Mr. Ferry was married in 1897 to Mrs. J. W. Floyd, nee Hall. His wife died last June. Two daughters are also dead, Henrietta and Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews. The deceased leaves 5 children, Mrs. Josephine Darnell, Mrs. Pauline Byers, Miss Rosa Ferry and Joseph Ferry Jr., a resident of this county, and Mrs. Mary Lee, now residing in San Francisco, Calif.

      Myrtle Point Enterprise, Oct. 6, 1911
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      Joseph was still living in Coos Co., Oregon on 1900 census. He was a coal mine proprietor.