Tuesday, May 29, 2018

John Victor Ferren and Maggie A. Scott

John Victor
Nov. 7, 1875
July 22, 1927

Maggie A. Ferren
Wife of John Victor Ferren
Dec. 15, 1871
Nov. 8, 1945

Although both died in Los Angeles, California, they are buried in Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Their tombstones were photographed 25 January 2015.

The 1880 Livingston County census shows John V. Ferren, age 4,  in the household of Peter and Mary E. Ferren.[1]  Also in the household was George L. Ferren, age 1, and Catherine Ferren, age 54 and born in France. Peter Feren [sic] and Mary E. Hale married 21 September 1873 at J.W. Hale's in Livingston County. The bridegroom was 24 years old and the bride was age 18.[2]   Catherine Ferren was the mother of Peter Ferren.

John Victor and his wife, Maggie Amanda Ferren, moved  to Paducah and are found on the 1910 McCracken County census, along with their daughter, Sevilla, age 10.[3]  By 1917, they had moved to Cochise County, Arizona, where they were listed on the City Directory in Bisbee.[4] They also appear on the 1920 Cochise County, Arizona census.[5]

The Ferren family moved to Los Angeles, California, where John V. Ferren died  22 July 1927. A short death notice mentions his death.[6] It states that Forrest Ferren received word that his father, John V. Ferren, had died in Los Angeles. Born in Livingston County, John V. Ferren had lived most of his life in Paducah and was to be buried in Smithland.

Maggie Amanda Ferren was the daughter of George D. Scott and Mary Evaline Jones,[7]  who had married in Livingston County 14 April 1867. [8]  After her husband died, she continued to live in Los Angeles, where she is found on the 1930 census. Living with her is her mother, Mary E. Scott, age 87.[9] 

Mary E. (Scott) Ferren lived in Los Angeles until her death 8 November 1945.[10]

[1] 1880 Livingston County, KY census, Driskill Dist., Roll 429, E.D. 81, p. 316B, Ancestry.com.
[2] Livingston County, KY Marriage Bond Book, pp 101-102.
[3] 1910 McCracken County, KY census, Dist 2 (Part of), Ward 3, E.D. 119, Sheet 1B, Ancestry.com.
[4] 1917 City Directory, Bisbee, Cochise County, AZ, Ancestry.com.
[5] 1920 Cochise County, AZ census, Bisby, E.D. 5, Sheet 8B, Ancestry.com.
[6] "Dies in California," Lexington Leader, Tues., 26 July 1927.
[7] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Forms 1936-2007, Ancestry.com.
[8] Joyce McCandless Woodyard. Livingston County, KY Marriage Records Including Marriages of Freedmen Vol II (Aug 1839 - Dec. 1871), (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1994)  160.
[9] 1930 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA census, E.D. 211, Sheet 16A, Assembly Dist. 58, 1637 Berendo Street, Ancestry.com
[10] California Death Index 1940-1997, Ancestry.com.

Published 29 May 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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