John William Minor and Catherine Gillespie

3rd great grandparents < Sarah Adaline Minor Ferrell < Thomas Wilson Ferrell < Arthur Ferrell

From : http://www.minerd.com/bio-minard,_johnwgillespie.htm

John W. Miner
(1820-1850s?)

John W. Miner was born in 1820 near New Rumley, Harrison County, OH, thought to have been the son of George and Susannah (Smith) Minard. Precious little is known of his life.

John is believed to have married Catherine Gillespie (1818-1895) on July 28, 1841, by the hand of justice of the peace Emanuel H. Custer. This marriage is recorded in the book, Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the State of Ohio, by Charles A. Hanna (New York, 1900).

The man who performed the Miners’ wedding ceremony was none other than the father of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who also lived in New Rumley at the time. In fact, the Custers and Miners were longtime friends, and the general’s brother, Capt. Thomas Ward Custer, produced a child out of wedlock with one of John’s first cousins, Rebecca Minerd

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John and Catharine’s marriage recorded in the 1900 book, Historical Collections of Harrison County

John and Catherine resided at Scio, Harrison County, and had at least four children — Eliza Ann Miner, Sarah A. Miner, Wilson Miner and Mary C. Miner.

When the federal census was taken in 1850, the Miners were next-door neighbors to John’s brother and sister in law, Jacob and Mary Ann (Kimmel) Miner. John’s occupation was listed as “farmer.”

In December 1852, the Miners purchased a 37-acre farm in the county from David and Emma Kimmel. They paid $500 for the acreage. Two years later, in September 1854, they sold the tract to their longtime neighbor, Frederick Kimmel, realizing a $300 gain. 

Evidence suggests that John died sometime between 1854 and 1858, as his wife married again in 1858.

Catherine is believed to have married widower Joseph Kimmel (1831-1901), the son of New Rumley justice of the peace Frederick Kimmel, who was considerably younger than she was. Joseph and his first wife, Iowa native Caroline Dively (1827-1895) were married in Van Buren County, IA, but she died there in the late 1850s. 

Joseph and Catherine’s wedding took place in 1858, when Catherine was age 40, and Joseph 27. (Catherine’s brother-in-law Jacob Miner married Joseph’s sister Mary Ann Kimmel.)

Joseph brought three children to the marriage — Mary C. Kimmel, William Kimmel and Hannah M. Kimmel. Joseph and Catherine then are thought to have two children of their own, if not more — Martha A. Kimmel and Jane (or “James”) Kimmel.

When the 1860 census was enumerated, Joseph and Catherine Kimmel and the Miner children Sarah (age 14), Wilson (10) and Mary C. (8) were residing in their home near Scio. 

The census of 1880 shows the family in North Township, with children William, James and Martha Kimmel, and five year-old-grandson Leon Medley, in the household.

Catherine is said to have passed away on Sept. 28, 1895, and to be buried at the Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Rumley. 

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The 1900 census lists widower Joseph, age 68, as head of his household. Unmarried son William Kimmel (age 46) and married daughter Hannah Medley (44), and granddaughter Olive S. Medley, also were in the residence. Daughter Hannah stated that she had been married for 25 years and was the mother of four children.

Joseph is thought to have died on Dec. 2, 1901.

Catherine Gillespie was born about 1818 in either Ohio or Germany. It has been suggested she may have been married to Moses Gillespie previously, making her birth name Catherine Turner or Turney. I have found no evidence which proves Catherine Turner Gillespie and Catherine Gillespie Minor were the same individual, however. Neither Turner nor Gillespie are German, so that adds more questions.

John and Catherine’s marriage record does contain this note. I’m unsure for certain what the highlighted word is. It reads “on certificate of…. on part of Bride.” It’s been suggested this mysterious word might be divorce.

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I did find a William Gillespie of German Township, Harrison County, Ohio who may have been about the correct age to have been her father. This might explain the confusion in her place of birth.

Note: not to be confused with John and Katherine Miner of Harrison, Preble County, Ohio and Iowa.

They had 4 children:

  1. Eliza Ann Minor born about 1842
  2. Sarah Adaline Minor
  3. Wilson Minor born about 1849
  4. Mary C Minor born about 1852

References

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZCY-CTY : 8 December 2014), John Minor and Catherine Gillaspie, 28 Jul 1841; citing Harrison, Ohio, United States, reference v C p 123; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 894,637.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDN6-XW5 : 8 December 2014), John Minor and Catherine Gillaspie, 28 Jul 1841; citing Harrison,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0894637 V. A-C.

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX3M-Z2P : 9 November 2014), John Miner, Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, United States; citing family 118, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8GW-5JK : 8 December 2014), Wm. Minor in entry for Sarah Adaline Ferrell, 18 Aug 1928; citing Mill Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference fn 52140; FHL microfilm 1,991,348.

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“United States Census, 1830,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGK-GSW : 18 August 2015), John Miner, North, Harrison, Ohio, United States; citing 210, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 133; FHL microfilm 337,944.

“United States Census, 1840,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRN-4KS : 24 August 2015), John Mener, Rumley Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States; citing p. 112, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 402; FHL microfilm 20,167.

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“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPZ-95V : 30 December 2015), Cathr Kimmell in entry for Joseph Kimmell, 1860.

James M Ferrell and Sarah Adaline Minor

My second great grandparents: Thomas Ferrell, Arthur Ferrell

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James M Ferrell was born March 31, 1848 in Harrison, Ohio, US. He was the son of Thomas Ferrell and Margaret Mahon. He died April 5, 1928 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. and buried April 7, 1928 in Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. His nickname was Catfish Jim, and he was a fisher and trapper. James was able to read and write. On May 7, 1874 he married Sarah Adaline Minor in Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.

As of 1850, his childhood home seemed to be in Jackson, Ashland, Ohio, US. His mother was born in Richland County, which doesn’t seem too far off to think they would have lived in Ashland. I can only guess how his parents met, being from different counties. How they ended up in Tuscarawas County is unclear as well. His father died about 1861, killed in the Civil War. The family was living in Uhrichsville as of 1860, at which time the spelling of the surname was Farrell.

As of 1870, he, his mother, two brothers were living in Uhrichsville. John Shea of Ireland, Eliza Mitchener, Melinda Johnson, Lewis Carpenter and Lewis A Johnson were living with them at this time, whomever those individuals might be. Perhaps they took in boarders at that time to help pay the bills, one can only guess. I have to wonder if these Johnsons might be related to Viola’s family at all. That’s also unclear at this time. His mother was living with his family as of the 1880 and 1900 US Census records.

At the age of death, he was retired. Cause of death is senility – anemia and jaundice – probably malignancy of liver (aka liver cancer.)

His obituary, from FindAGrave reads:

James M. Ferrell, 80, prominent retired Dutchtown resident, died Thursday morning at 8:12 at his home following an illness of 3 months. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. The deceased was born March 31, 1848 in Harrison County, a son of Thomas and Margaret Ferrell.

Surviving relatives include his widow, Sarah A. Ferrell; 4 children, Mrs. George Harshey, Thomas W. Ferrell, Dutchtown, Mrs. C. E. Groves, Big Bend, Miss Lulu Ferrell, at home; 1 brother, John K. P. Ferrell of Uhrichsville; fifteen grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. His brother is now the last of a family of 18 children.

The deceased had been a resident of Tuscarawas County most of his life and during his younger days was engaged as a driver on the old Ohio canal for a period of 6 years. At one time he served as Uhrichsville constable for 10 years and prior to his late illness had been actively associated with the Twin City Fish Market, this city, for 13 years. April 11, 1928 Chronicle.

Sarah Adaline Minor, sometimes spelled Miner, was born March 3, 1846 in New Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, US. She was the daughter of John William Minor and Catherine Gillaspie. Died August 18, 1928 in Mill Township, Tuscarawas, OH, US and was buried on August 20, 1928. I appears her name was spelled as Minor beginning after 1875, all previous records spelled it Miner. Sarah was a homemaker. She was able to read and write.

Sarah was born in the birthplace of General George Armstrong Custer, and there is some evidence her family and the Custers were intermingled for some time. General Custer’s father performed the marriage ceremony for her parents. From the research I’ve done, the Miner and Custer families were close friends for many years. One of Sarah’s cousins had a son with General Custer’s brother, Thomas Custer, who died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

It’s been difficult to find any information on Sarah unfortunately. In 1850 the family was living in New Rumley. In 1870 it appears Sarah may have been living with a relative, William, and his wife Rachel. It appears her father may have died sometime between 1850 and 1860 so this makes sense. At this time, she was listed as being a domestic servant.

They had four children:

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(above: Clyde Harshey, Lula Ferrell, Clarance E Grove holding Lula Grove, Sarah Margaret Ferrell Grove, James M Ferrell, Sarah Adaline Minor Ferrell, Mary Ann Ferrell Harshey, George Harshey, Clinton Harshey, Viola May Fisher Ferrell, Thomas Wilson Ferrell. in front: Flora Grove Fowler, Thomas Harshey, Hazel Grove and Elsie Pauline Harshey Courtright. This picture must be from about 1906, 1907.)

  1. Mary Ann Ferrell (Ferrel on the birth index) born June 23, 1875 at Mill Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; died November 29, 1946. She married George Harshey (1868 -1956) on September 27, 1891. (note: her death record give her birth date as June 14, 1873. The date here is from her birth record. Also, the birth index for Mary Ann is of interest because it contains many family surnames: Fisher, Ferrell and namely, Sarah Trump.)Their children were:
    1. Clinton Ray Harshey (February 23, 1896 – October 17, 1918; he died from the flu pandemic)
    2. Clyde L Harshey (March 5, 1898 – February 1974)
    3. Elsie Pauline Harshey (June 10, 1903 – ?) married Joseph Lester Courtright (d. January 1980). Their children: Robert Courtright (May 27, 1923 – March 28, 2011), James Dean Courtright (1924 – October 28, 1941) and George and John Courtright who may or may not be living.
    4. Thomas Harshey (August 5, 1904 – February 1970)
    5. Sarah C Harshey (1908)
    6. Wilma Harshey (February 18, 1917 – July 30, 2000) Married William Horace Cole (1906 -1979), which was her second marriage.
  2. Sarah Margaret Ferrell born 1877, died 1939. She married Clarence Edward Groves (November 1877 – ?).
    From FindAGrave.com:
    “Sarah M. Grove was the wife of Clarence E. Grove. He owned a Photography studio in Uhrichsville Ohio. They had 2 daughters. Hazel and Flora Belle Grove Fowler. Flora Belle is buried in the East Avenue Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Ohio near the airport.”
    Their children:

    1. Flora Groves born 1901 married ? Fowler, had at least one daughter, Thelma E Fowler.
    2. Hazel Groves born 1904
    3. Lula Marie Grove born April 24, 1906, died October 31, 1909
  3. Thomas Wilson Ferrell
  4. Lulu Ferrell born September 1883, died August 2, 1940. She became a nurse, and my mother recalls she once helped save her brother Thomas’s life.

 

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Sources:

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDWQ-N9D : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell and Sarah A. Miner, 07 May 1874; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference V7, P135, cn14057; FHL microfilm 890,365.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD5Z-NH3 : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell and Sarah A. Miner, 07 May 1874; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference V7, P135, cn14057; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,365.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDVT-3LQ : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell and Sarah A. Miner, 07 May 1874; citing Tuscarawas,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0890365 V. 6-7.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-Z44 : 24 May 2016), James Ferrell in entry for Mary Ann Ferrell, 23 Jun 1875; citing Birth, Mill Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6H8-3LS : 24 May 2016), James Ferrell in entry for Mary Ann Ferrel, 23 Jun 1875; citing Birth, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXQG-B1Q : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell in entry for Mary Ann Ferrel, 23 Jun 1875; citing Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M83S-X3V : 24 December 2015), James Ferrell, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 223, sheet 198C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1072; FHL microfilm 1,255,072.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-YFC : 24 May 2016), James Ferrell in entry for Thomas Wilson Ferrell, 16 Dec 1881; citing Birth, Warwick Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6HN-4V8 : 24 May 2016), Sarah Miner in entry for Thomas Wilson Fernel, 18 Dec 1881; citing Birth, Warwick, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMX6-1KK : 22 January 2015), James M Ferrell, Mill Township (excl. Dennison & Uhrichville), Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, family 169, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,327.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-NCS : 8 December 2014), James M. Ferrell in entry for Thomas W. Ferrell and Viola May Fisher, 28 Jul 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28405; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDR2-YSJ : 14 December 2015), James M Ferrell, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,444.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXSS-P8H : 8 December 2014), James M. Ferrell in entry for Mary Annie Harshey, 29 Nov 1946; citing , reference certificate; FHL microfilm 2,372,964.

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“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX36-Y5W : 9 November 2014), James Ferrell in household of Thomas Ferrell, Jackson, Ashland, Ohio, United States; citing family 24, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPM-WRJ : 30 December 2015), James Farrell in entry for Thomas Farrell, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6LB-42M : 17 October 2014), James Ferrell in household of Margeret Ferrell, Ohio, United States; citing p. 19, family 144, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,772.

“Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKRC-VFG : 8 December 2014), James M Ferrell, 05 Apr 1928; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing vol. , certificate number , Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8G9-YLM : 8 December 2014), James M Ferrell, 05 Apr 1928; citing Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference fn 26914; FHL microfilm 1,991,297.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68898620&ref=acom

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“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX3M-Z2T : 9 November 2014), Sarah A Miner in household of John Miner, Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, United States; citing family 118, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111441813&ref=acom

Thomas Wilson Ferrell and Viola May Fisher

My great grandparents: Arthur Ferrell

Thomas Wilson Ferrell was born December 16, 1881 in Warwick Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. to James M. Ferrell and Sarah Adaline Minor. It appears Thomas was named after his grandfather, Thomas Ferrell, and an uncle, Wilson Ferrell. He married Viola May Fisher July 28, 1909 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He died February 14, 1968, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. He is buried at Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.

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Thomas attended First Methodist Church. He had numerous jobs in his life including working for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as an inspector; Twin City Fish Market in Uhrichsville as a fisher and trapper; Robinson Clay Plant as a blacksmith and working on the railroads and coal mines. He was able to read and write.

At the time of his WWI draft record, he was a blacksmith for Scott Coal Co. in Midvale, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He was recorded as medium height and build with brown eyes and black hair. No exceptions were listed. He was listed as a blacksmith as early as the 1900 census. He worked for the insurance company in 1910. In 1920 he was working in the fish market, but by 1930 he was back to being a blacksmith, this time for the railroad company.

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On his WWII draft record, he was living at Route #2 in Uhrichsville. Listed as his employer was Universal Pipe Company in Cleveland, Ohio but after that was listed Robinson and Son, Sewerpipe, Uhrichsville, Tusc, Ohio. It states he was 5’8″, 211 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair and bald with a ruddy complexion. He had a scar above his left knee. My mom recalls everyone always joked in regards to his complexion; he was always so dark skinned he could have been part Native American.

He attended Big Bend Grade School, and Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. At the time of their marriage, he was a theological student. He collected arrowheads.

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In 1910, he and Viola were living at 512 Dawson, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US., a house they rented. By 1920 they were living in a house which was mortgaged. In 1930 they were living at 30 State Highway No. 8, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. which they owned. The home was valued at 1500 and they did own a radio set. In 1940 the home value or monthly rent amount was at 500, and it also states Thomas only completed 8th grade.

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Viola May Fisher was born April 11,1884 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. to Henry William Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston.

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Screen capture of their birth record index, which just happened to list Viola right after Thomas.

She died July 1, 1959 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She attended First Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher. She was able to read and write. She was a homemaker and according to the 1940 US Cenus, completed 8th grade.

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Note: this newspaper clipping is the only record I have found which spells her name as Viola Mae. All other official documents spell it as Viola May.

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Viola May with Paul and Arthur.

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Their children were:

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Paul, Carl and Arthur

  1. Paul Harry Ferrell was born July 16, 1910 in Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He married Phyllis M. Guest born 1913 in Ohio. They had three children: Joanne Ferrell married Donald E Davis (1928, served in the Army); Shirley (1935 -December 29, 2007) married Robert L Sonnhalter in 1952 and then in 1954 she remarried John P Ridley (1925 -1976); and Gary Ferrell. Paul died November 6, 1996 in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. He completed 2 years of college, and worked in hard ware stores.
    unclepaulUncle Paul – high school photo
  2. Arthur Eugene Ferrell
    ferrells2Viola, Arthur and his sisters.
  3. Helen Mildred Ferrell was born April 1, 1927. She married Don Rankin (born April 7, 1929.) She married Jae Shloser. She married ? Shaver.
  4. Beatrice Marie Ferrell was born Arpril 2, 1916 in Uhrichsville,Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She died April 13, 2005 in Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She married Milt Franks (born December 30, 1909.)auntbeaAunt Bea – high school photo

     

  5. Carl William Ferrell was born February 23, 1914 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. Carl married Helen Barger b. November 28, ?. He died July 6, 1993 in San Francisco, California, US.
  6. Lulu Mae Ferrell was born August 3, 1918 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She married Earl Wellington Pocock (born May 28, 1917, died January 1985 Phoenix, Arizona). They had no children. She died May 17, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona.auntlula

    Aunt Lula – high school photo

  7. Ruth Irene Ferrell was born September 15, 1920 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She married Elmer Miller (born April 8, 1917, died 1942). She married Raymond Poland (born January 8, 1917). Her obituary:
    “Ruth I. Miller-Poland, age 87, of Canton, died Thursday evening, Jan. 31, 2008 at Aultman Hospital. She was born on Sept. 15, 1920 in Uhrichsville, OH to the late Thomas and Mae Ferrell. She attended the former Big Ben Grade School and graduated in 1938 from Uhrichsville High School. She had resided in the Canton area most of her life. She was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the choir and Missionary Society. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Miller in 1950, her second husband, George Poland in 1991; a son, Ronald Poland who was killed in action in Vietnam; brothers, Carl, Paul and Arthur Ferrell and sisters, Bea Frank, Vera Schwab and Lulu Mae Pocock.. Mrs. Poland is survived be her sons, George(Carolyn) Poland of Massillon, Thomas (Sharon) Miller of Las Vegas, NV, Robert (Nancy) Poland of Canton, James (Linda) Miller of Poquson, VA, William (Catherine) Miller of Canton, Kenneth Poland of Carrollton, OH; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and her sister, Helen Shaver of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel with Rev. Melvin Browning officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, OH. Calling hours Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Bethany United Methodist Church Missionary Society, 3906 Easton St. NE, North Canton, OH 44720. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed On-line Guestbook at http://www.reedfuneralhome.com

    The inscription on Ronald Poland’s tombstone reads “OHIO SGT Co B 26 Engineer Bn Vietnam BSM ARCOM-PH”

    • William and Catherine had three children: Joel, Jennifer, and Tim.
  8. Vera Gertrude Ferrell was born March 24, 1924 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. On January 25, 1947 she married James Edward Schwab (March 21, 1924 Tuscarawas, Ohio, US – May 8, 1975 Tuscarawas. The son of Herman Rufus Schwab (1896–1932) and Minnie Amanda Ruppenthal (1898 -1973)) He was an Army Veteran, having served in WWII. They had 3 children: 1 living and Janice Marie Schwab born 1953, died 2010 and James Richard Schwab born 1948 and died 1963. Janice married John Adams Wolfe 1950 – 2015. Vera died on April 10, 1994 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.

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Aunt Vera – school photo

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The Ferrells, minus Carl.

Sources:

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-NC9 : 8 December 2014), Thomas W. Ferrell and Viola May Fisher, 28 Jul 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28405; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLFG-XY8 : 29 October 2015), Thomas Ferrell, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 11B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,249.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDR2-Y9T : 14 December 2015), Thomas W Ferrell, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,444.

Directory Title: Walsh’s Uhrichsville, Ohio Directory; Year Range: 1927; Page #: 78; Publisher: R. L. Polk and Company; Publication Year: 1926 – 1927

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4ZK-MJJ : 8 December 2015), Thomas W Ferrell, 1930.

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“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-YFH : 24 May 2016), Thomas Wilson Ferrell, 16 Dec 1881; citing Birth, Warwick Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMX6-1KL : 22 January 2015), Thomas W Ferrell in household of James M Ferrell, Mill Township (excl. Dennison & Uhrichville), Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, family 169, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,327.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6N8-XH9 : 12 December 2014), Thos Wilson Ferrell, 1917-1918; citing Tuscarawas County no 2, Ohio, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,851,246.

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“Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKY4-753 : 8 December 2014), Thomas W Ferrell, 14 Feb 1968; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing vol. 19180, certificate number 016588, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

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“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X633-WRH : 24 May 2016), Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Birth, Uhrichville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,359.

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