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Back row: Arthur, Lonnie, Fred and William Ferrell. Front row: Mae, Martha Nelson Ferrell, Willie, Raymond and Harry.

William Henry Ferrell (son of Joseph Ferrell and Elizabeth George)1690 was born August 11, 1864 in Pulaski County, KY1691, 1692, 1693, and died June 4, 1927 in Brown's Valley, Montgomery County, IN1694. He married Martha Alice Nelson on June 15, 1881 in Pulaski County, KY1695, daughter of Joel Henry Nelson and Rebecca Smith.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Henry Ferrell:
According to the 1870 U.S. Census, living with his mother and two sisters, Sarah and Margaret, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Listed as Jackson Ferrell.

According to the 1880 U.S. Census, living with his mother and her second husband, Martin B. Williams, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Listed as Jackson Ferrell.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census, farming and living with his family in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census, farming and living with his family in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census, farming and living with his family in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

Waveland Independent, June 10, 1927:
William H. Ferrell, of Browns Valley, took a dose of paris green on Friday evening. After taking it he milked the cow and did other chores. Becoming ill he told what he had done. Medical aid was summoned at once but he died on Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Brown's Valley Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon. Burial at the Liberty cemetery. No reason is given for the act. Mr. Ferrell was of a cheerful disposition and had worked on Wednesday for Ed Hodgkin who saw no sign of depression. He is survived by the widow, two daughters and 7 sons: Mrs. Bert Elton (sic) of Battle Creek, Mich; Ruth, Lon and Charles Ferrell of Brown's Valley; Arthur and Fred Ferrell of Crawfordsville; Raymond of Judson, Harry of Logansport and William of Cleveland, Oklahoma.


Crawfordsville Daily Journal, June 5, 1927, p. 2:
Brown's Valley, June 6. -- William H. Ferrell, 63, a resident of this vicinity for the past 40 years, died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home, of complications. He was seriously ill only a few hours. Mr. Ferrell was born in Pulaski County, Ky near Somerset, the son of Joe and Elizabeth George Ferrell. He grew to manhood in Kentucky and after marriage to Martha Nelson on June 15, 1881, he moved to Brown's Valley where he had since lived. He was a member of the Brown's Valley Baptist Church. He is survived by the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Bert Elton (sic) of Battle Creek, Mich., and Ruth Ferrell at home; and 7 sons, Arthur and Fred Ferrell of Crawfordsville; Lon and Charles Ferrell at home; Raymond of Judson; Harry of Logansport and William of Cleveland, Okla. The funeral will be held from the Brown's Valley Baptist church at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. Caldwell. Burial will be made at the Liberty cemetery.


Crawfordsville Daily Journal, June 9, 1927, p. 7:
Brown's Valley, June 9. -- Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Tuesday for William H. Ferrell, who died at his home on Saturday after a short illness of complications. Rev. J. M. Caldwell of Crawfordsville had charge of the services. Messrs. Claude Lydick, Walter Penn, Walter Taylor and Paul Hester sang "Somewhere," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Walter Taylor. Pall bearers were Ed Hodgkins, Court Dooley, S. E. Deer, Jeff Davis, Reece Vancleave and F. B. Galey. Flower bearers were Misses De Ella Taylor, Bertha Reynolds, Grace Rusk, Evelyn Felton, Audrey Bayless, Martha and Katherine Ferrell, Mary Etta Remley, Mrs. Nelson Bayless and Kenneth Ferrell. Burial was made at Liberty cemetery near Crawfordsville.


Source unknown:
William H. Ferrell was born near Somerset, Ky., Aug. 11, 1864, and departed this life June 4, 1927, at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 24 days. He was the son of Joe and Elizabeth George Ferrell. He grew to manhood in Kentucky and after his marriage to Martha Nelson on June 15, 1881, moved to Indiana, where he has since resided. To this union thirteen children were born, four preceding him in death. He was a member of the Brown's Valley Baptist Church and believed in lending a helping hand at all times. He was a good neighbor and a kind and loving husband and father. He is survived by the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Bert Felton of Battle Creek, Mich., and Miss Ruth, at home, and seven sons, Arthur and Fred of Crawfordsville; Lon and Charles at home; Raymond of Judson; Harry of Logansport and William of Cleveland, Okla; nine grandchildren, Mrs. Paul Harworth (sic), Alberta, Oditha (sic), Evelyn, and Donald Felton, Juanita Rhea Ferrell and Martha, Katherine and Kenneth Ferrell; and three sisters, Mrs. James Williams of Crawfordsville; Mrs. Sarah Nelson of Oklahoma, and Migg Kyes of Kentucky; also a host of friends to grieve his passing.

More About William Henry Ferrell:
Date born 2: August 11, 1863, Pulaski County, KY.1696, 1697
Date born 3: August 11, 1865, Pulaski County, KY.1698
Burial: Unknown, Liberty Cemetery, Montgomery County, IN.1698
Occupation: Farmer.

More About William Henry Ferrell and Martha Alice Nelson:
Marriage: June 15, 1881, Pulaski County, KY.1699

Children of William Henry Ferrell and Martha Alice Nelson are:
  1. William R. Ferrell, b. April 5, 1882, Montgomery County, IN1700, d. November 22, 1883, Montgomery County, IN1700.
  2. Maud I. Ferrell, b. July 12, 1883, Montgomery County, IN1700, 1701, d. February 9, 1884, Montgomery County, IN1702.
  3. +Fred H. Ferrell, b. November 24, 1884, Montgomery County, IN1703, 1704, 1705, d. November 26, 1951, Montgomery County, IN1706.
  4. Lonnie V. Ferrell, b. November 20, 1886, Montgomery County, IN1707, 1708, d. October 4, 1941, IN1708.
  5. Arthur Clifford Ferrell, b. November 24, 1888, Montgomery County, IN1709, 1710, 1711, d. December 29, 1935, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, IN1712.
  6. +Raymond A. Ferrell, b. November 14, 1890, Montgomery County, IN1713, 1714, d. August 4, 19611715.
  7. +Lucy Mae Ferrell, b. March 17, 1892, Montgomery County, IN1716, 1717, 1718, d. December 12, 1937, Springfield, Calhoun County, MI1719.
  8. Harry C. Ferrell, b. January 4, 1894, Montgomery County, IN1720, 1721, d. October 26, 1947, Montgomery County, IN1722.
  9. Willie N. Ferrell, b. October 9, 1895, Montgomery County, IN1723, 1724, d. June 1959, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, IN.
  10. Rebecka Alice Ferrell, b. April 26, 1898, KS1725, 1726, d. January 30, 1901, Montgomery County, IN1727.
  11. Paul D. Ferrell, b. December 19, 1900, Montgomery County, IN1727, d. December 23, 1900, Montgomery County, IN1727, 1728.
  12. +Ruth Carol Ferrell, b. July 6, 1904, Montgomery County, IN1729, 1730, d. January 6, 1991, Montgomery County, IN1731.
  13. Charles R. Ferrell, b. August 29, 1907, Browns Valley, Montgomery County, IN1732, 1733, d. July 3, 1979, Camdenton, Camden County, MO1734.
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