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*Blanche Edith Griffin

Female 1882 - 1962  (80 years)


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  • Name *Blanche Edith Griffin 
    Born 5 Sep 1882  Coal Town, South Moline Township, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Dec 1962  Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Dec 1962  Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9759  My Genealogy

    Father Asbury Asbery Canada Griffin,   b. 25 Aug 1843, Coal Town, South Moline Township, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1933, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois; Obit Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Sarah Smith,   b. 11 Apr 1851, South Moline Township, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1931, South Moline Township, Rock Island County, Illinois; Obit Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1868  Portersville, Hampton Township, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family *William Mauritz Maurice Ferry, Sr.,   b. 23 Jan 1876, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1970, Moline Public Hospital, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1905  Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cora Katherine Ferry,   b. 1906, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     2. William Mauritz Milton Ferry, Jr.,   b. 31 Jul 1907, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1987, East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Lawrence Lesley Ferry,   b. 17 Oct 1908, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 2001, 93 Yrs Old; At Home In Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; Obit Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Stella Blanche Ferry,   b. 8 Mar 1910, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1989, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Guy Settle Ferry,   b. 15 Dec 1911, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1986, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Sarah Mae Ferry,   b. 31 May 1913, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2005, Heartland Health Care Center, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Harry Lee Ferry,   b. 7 Oct 1915, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1995, Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. Asbury Kenneth Ferry,   b. 10 Oct 1918, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 2005, Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F65222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS NEWSPAPER,
      FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1962,
      ROCK ISLAND, ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS
      OBITUARY: BLANCHE EDITH GRIFFIN FERRY
      "Moline Deaths
      Mrs. William Ferry Sr.
      Mrs. William M. Ferry Sr., 80, of 2829 41st St., Moline, died in herhome at 12:25 this morning. Services will be at 2 tomorrow afternoonin the Wendt Brothers Funeral Home, Moline, with the Rev. WalterBatty, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island officiating.
      Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers, all grandsons,will be William M. Ferry III, Robert A. Ferry, Lawrence E. Ferry, JackE. Ferry, Ted A. Ferry, and Steven A. Ferry.
      Mrs. Ferry, the former Blanche Edith Griffin, was born Sept. 5, 1882,South Moline Township. She attended Coal town and Fairview Schoolsand was married to William M. Ferry Sr. June 7, 1905 in Moline.
      Surviving are the widower; five sons, William M., Lawrence L., Guy S.,Harry L., and Asbury K., all of Moline; two daughters, Mrs. Stella B.Nelson, and Mrs. Sarah Mae Turner, both of Moline; 31 grandchildren;32 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Bert Griffin, Peoria.
      A daughter, three brothers, three sisters, one grandson and twogreat-grandchildren preceded her in death." [Transcribed 21 October2006, SLJuhl, compiler]