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Descendants of Daniel Ferree

2408. WILLIAM GRANT 'GRANT'9 FERREE (JEREMIAH DANIEL 'JERRY'8, JOSIAH DIXON7, PETER6, PETER5, JOHN4, DANIEL3, DANIEL2, JEAN1 LA VERREE) was born February 21, 1864 in Ohio, and died November 27, 1962 in Miami County, Ohio. He married CHRISTINA SCHMIDT November 25, 1886 in Sidney, Shelby Co, OH. She was born 1869 in Ohio, and died 1944.

Notes for W
Death Date: 27 November 1962 Age: 98
Place of Death: , Miami County Residence: , Miami County
Gender: Male Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed Certificate: 83760
Volume: 17094

More About W
Census: 1920, Washington, Miami Co, OH
Occupation: 1920, Farmer

Notes for C
Both parents are from German speaking Europe,

More About C
Census: 1920, Washington, Miami Co, OH
Children of W
3876. i.   HARLEY BYRON10 FERREE, b. October 21, 1889, Tuttle Creek Twp, Shelby Co, Ohio; d. April 29, 1962.
3877. ii.   ALVA RAYMOND FERREE, b. June 04, 1892, Sidney, Shelby Co, OH.
3878. iii.   CELIA AGNES FERREE, b. January 06, 1895, Sidney, Shelby Co, OH; d. November 05, 1992.
3879. iv.   CARL WILHELM FERREE, b. July 26, 1898, Shelby Co, OH; d. August 31, 1974, Piqua, Miami Co, Ohio.
  v.   RUTH FERREE, b. Bet. 1900 - 1901, Ohio.
  More About RUTH FERREE:
Census: 1920, Washington, Miami Co, OH
Occupation: 1920, Bookeeper

  vi.   ETHEL MAY FERREE, b. Bet. 1904 - 1905, Ohio.
Census: 1920, Washington, Miami Co, OH

3880. vii.   WILLIAM CHARLES FERREE, b. July 19, 1907, Ohio; d. July 03, 1974, Miami Co, Ohio.

2409. JOSIAH DIXON9 FERREE (JEREMIAH DANIEL 'JERRY'8, JOSIAH DIXON7, PETER6, PETER5, JOHN4, DANIEL3, DANIEL2, JEAN1 LA VERREE) was born November 08, 1867 in Ohio, and died May 20, 1936. He married ANNA JANE MILLER February 17, 1891 in Shelby County, Ohio. She was born October 30, 1865 in Pennsylvania, and died July 09, 1926.
Children of J
  i.   ALLIE ORFA10 FERREE, b. August 16, 1891.
  ii.   LORA BRUFF FERREE, b. December 18, 1892, Sidney, Shelby Co, OH.
  iii.   CORA LEOTA FERREE, b. September 24, 1894.
3881. iv.   OTTO DANIEL FERREE, b. January 31, 1896, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio; d. October 1969, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana (LKA).
  v.   DELLA FLORENCE FERREE, b. August 18, 1897.
3882. vi.   GEORGE MERLE FERREE, b. March 08, 1900, Ohio; d. February 13, 1942.
  vii.   HATTIE MARIE FERREE, b. September 05, 1908; d. October 14, 1974.

2410. ALICE REBECCA9 SMYSER (HENRY8, REBECCA F.7 FERREE, PETER6, PETER5, JOHN4, DANIEL3, DANIEL2, JEAN1 LA VERREE) was born December 1855 in Ohio. She married FRED HORR. He was born June 1847 in Ohio.

Notes for F
Fred's occupation was listed as "Furniture Desk" sic (?) on the1900 census
Children of A
  i.   EARL10 HORR.
  ii.   HARRY HORR, b. May 1875, Kansas.
  Notes for HARRY HORR:
Listed as single and living with his parents in 1900. Hisoccupation was railroad mechanic.

  iii.   ALLAN M. HORR, b. September 1891, Kansas.

2411. ETTA MAE9 SMYSER (HENRY8, REBECCA F.7 FERREE, PETER6, PETER5, JOHN4, DANIEL3, DANIEL2, JEAN1 LA VERREE) was born June 14, 1861 in South Bend, St. Joseph Co, Indiana, and died August 16, 1955 in Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO. She married OLIVER IRA STEELE June 23, 1881 in Cameron, Clinton Co, MO, son of JAMES STEELE and REBECCA MCCARTNEY. He was born August 29, 1855 in Mirabile, Caldwell Co, MO, and died December 01, 1934 in Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO.

Notes for E
SOURCE: John Steele

Etta was essentially the first Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Chapter in Hebron, NE. The first elected only attended one or two meetings during her tenure. Etta continued her membership and activity in the organization after moving to Horton, KS in 1901. A newspaper article in the Horton Headlight identified her as having been elected as the Chaplain for 1909.

Etta was received into membership of the First Presbyterian Church in Hebron on 23 February 1889 by letter of transfer from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Cameron, MO. Church membership in Horton has not been researched. She was a member of the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church, Reverend Walter L. Brown, at the NW corner of Benton and Temple Avenues in Excelsior Springs.

She was elected the president of CJ Chapter of the PEO in Excelsior Springs, MO for 1930. (Reported in "Greater ExcelsiorSprings 1880-1980 Centennial" book, ref: 977.816 ex2, page 33.)

Some recollections of "Grandma", circa 1930s and 1940s. (John O.Steele)

Food offerings that she introduced : toasted salt rising bread, scrapple for breakfast, Concord grape pie, elderberry pie. It was her practice to set out the butter about an hour before a meal to allow it to soften.
She was conservative in her beliefs and felt that the social mores of many young adults of the day were wrong in their approach to life. Grandma was generally quiet and said little about important issues or even chit-chat. She was most willing to share her knowledge when asked.

While it did not register with me at the time, Mother mentioned much later that Grandma and Granddad referred to each other as "Mr."and "Mrs. Steele". I do remember though that each had their own bedroom. His was a large room at the front of the house; her's was about half that size at the rear. There were five bedrooms on the second floor; the distance separating their two was as great as possible. After Granddad died his room was kept tidy and the door open, but I do not remember anyone sleeping there. Dad may have, as the only surviving son, but I do not know.

There was a desk in the living room. One drawer contained a stereopticon viewer and lots of pictures, probably of 1900-1910 vintage. I enjoyed looking at all of them during every visit,especially those concerning the Old World. There was also a large horseshoe magnet in one drawer that I amused myself with. The music room contained a piano and a wind-up Victrola with lots of records. None were recent releases. I may have played them all at least once. I liked "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" and the comedy team, the "BlackCrows", sort of an early "Amos and Andy". And I used to bang around on the piano. I probably had everyone climbing the walls, but nobody complained.
Another favorite was Granddad's collection of the National Geographic Magazine. He kept them in a window seat in the living room. His collection started with the first issue (1890s) and ran into the1920s

More About O
Burial: Masonic Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO
Children of E
3883. i.   LEOLA MAE10 STEELE, b. June 22, 1882, Cameron, Clinton Co, MO; d. Aft. 1954, McCook, NE (probably).
  ii.   FAYE ETTA STEELE, b. January 10, 1884, Cameron, Clinton Co, MO; d. May 29, 1962, Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO.
SOURCE: John Steele

Faye did not marry. She remained with her mother in the family home until the end. Lore had it that her father would not approve of any suitor. One, I understand, was quite serious but she would not cross her father.

Faye enjoyed painting with watercolors. Her subjects were primarily roses. I recall one desert scene however, that I particularly liked. It was framed and hung on the wall of the bedroom that I used when visiting as a child. I have several of her rose paintings but have often wondered who was lucky enough to get the desert scene.

Burial: Masonic Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO

3884. iii.   OLIVER IRA STEELE, b. February 09, 1895, Hebron, Thayer Co, NE; d. May 11, 1958, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO.
  iv.   ELDON HENRY STEELE, b. November 26, 1896, Hebron, Thayer Co, NE; d. June 09, 1933, El Paso, El Paso Co, TX.
SOURCE: John Steele

Eldon lived in El Paso for the 10 years prior to his death. He had been a bond salesman for 6 years, until about 1922. Apparently he was not able to work beyond that time and it is likely that it was then when he decided to move to TX. He would have been about 26 yearsold at the time. His particular illness was probably the reason for moving to a desert climate like so many TB patients were doing. TB was a common disease at the time and many were dying because of it.

On the 1920 census Eldon was shown residing as a lodger at 514-516 East 9th Street, Kansas City, MO. He was 23 a the time and single. His occupation was listed as a mail-order clerk. The address apparently was a boarding house as a total of 46 were enumerated as lodgers at the two combined addresses. The census date was 13 Jan 1920. Kaw Twp., Jackson County, MO.

Burial: Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO

3885. v.   MARJORIE LEE STEELE, b. May 05, 1904, Horton, Brown Co, KS; d. December 01, 1985, Bloomington, McLean Co, IL.

2412. RALPH F.9 MCCOLLOUGH (REBECCA E.8 FERREE, DAVID7, JOHN6, PETER5, JOHN4, DANIEL3, DANIEL2, JEAN1 LA VERREE) was born December 30, 1854957, and died February 04, 1894 in Charitan, Lucas County, Iowa. He married ANNA G. GIBSON September 04, 1884 in Lucas County, Iowa. She was born 1865, and died 1928 in Charitan, Lucas County, Iowa.

More About R
Occupation: Mercantile, in business with his father J. N. McCulkough & Co.
Child of R
  i.   CLEMENT GIBBON10 MCCOLLOUGH, b. April 11, 1886, Lucas County, Iowa; d. September 11, 1912, Lucas County, Iowa.

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