John H. Ferre

9 Sep 1858 - 5 May 1943

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John H. Ferre

9 Sep 1858 - 5 May 1943
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Written by Grand daughter Zora Elva Clark Farley June 22, 1968 John Henry Ferre (My Grand Father) was born September 9, 1858 at Provo, Utah. A son of Roswell C. Ferre and Rachel Catherine Hollister Ferre. His parents were Mormon Pioneers and came to Utah with the handcart companies of 1856 or 1857.

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John H. Ferre


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 9, 2011


April 13, 2020


April 9, 2020


June 8, 2011

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Written by Grand daughter Zora Elva Clark Farley June 22, 1968 John Henry Ferre (My Grand Father) was born September 9, 1858 at Provo, Utah. A son of Roswell C. Ferre and Rachel Catherine Hollister Ferre. His parents were Mormon Pioneers and came to Utah with the handcart companies of 1856 or 1857. (October 1852?) They homesteaded the land where the Berg Mortuary is located and lived there until 1900 when it was sold to Jesse night and later to Wyman Berg. John was born on this property, also five brothers and three sisters. He received his education in the schools of Provo. He worked on the farm with his father and on the threshing machine in the fall. John was an Elder in the Mormon Church and very active in it in his younger days. John married Nancy Rosalia Potter n Dec. 23, 1879, in the Old Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. After their marriage his father gave them two and one half acres of land on East Center street where they lived for forty six years, here he built a small adobe house they made their home, but before this home they lived in a granary on the old Ferre place where the location of the Berg Mortuary now stands. Grandfather farmed and took care of a large tract of land in the Provo river bottoms. Later he secured a farm from his father on West Center Street. He also had a farm on East Center between ninth and tenth East, his farm joined the State Hospital fence on the west end, there he built a very nice home for his family. Then he built the home on seventh east and sixth north where he spent the remainder of his life. For several years he worked for Provo city driving a sprinkling wagon. He also owned a fine team of horses of which he was very proud, they were given the best of care and grandfather never allowed anyone else to drive them. Grandfather was a good neighbor, honest and dependable and made many friends. He attended the Black Hawk Indian War Veterans reunions the Fourth and Twenty-fourth of July celebrations, but received more pleasure in his home with his wife and children around him. I can remember when we went up to see them we use to go out to the corral and look at the beautiful horses and cows, we would go to the pasture and bring the cows home for him and then we would watch him milk them it was really something to see, then they would give us a bucket of milk to take home and that was areal treat for us. I remember grandfather was a very jolly guy and we all liked to be around him. I remember we always went up to their home for Christmas we always enjoyed it because the rest of the families were also there. Grandfather passed away on May 9, 1943 at the age of 84 years old. He is survived by one son and five daughters, he had twenty grandchildren and forty one great grandchildren. Maude, born Oct. 28 1882 married Oliver Charles Clark Anettie Aseneth born July 10, 1884 married Gidon Peay Second married William D. Cluff Pearl born Feb. 6, 1888 married Jake J. Deal Zora born June 28, 1892 married Samuel Peay Second married Pat Murphy John Welby born April 9, 1896 married Izela Montagnue Cleone born March 2, 1904 married Roy E. Tyler Grandfather is buried in the Provo City Cemetery. The family home is at Provo, Utah.

Life timeline of John H. Ferre

John H. Ferre was born on 9 Sep 1858
John H. Ferre was 4 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
John H. Ferre was 21 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
John H. Ferre was 23 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
John H. Ferre was 40 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
John H. Ferre was 45 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
John H. Ferre was 56 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
John H. Ferre was 62 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
John H. Ferre was 81 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
John H. Ferre died on 5 May 1943 at the age of 84
Grave record for John H. Ferre (9 Sep 1858 - 5 May 1943), BillionGraves Record 13942 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States