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Thomas W. Ferry

Thomas W. Ferry

Thomas White Ferry, (1827-1896)

Born in the old mission house of the Astor Fur Co. on Mackinac Island, Michigan on June 10, 1827. His parents Rev. William and Armanda Ferry moved to Grand Haven when Thomas was 8 years of age. He attended the public schools and then engaged in mercantile pursuits. Ferry could speak Ottawa, Chippewa, and French. He and his brother William platted Ferrysburg – then at the age of 21 he was elected the Clerk of Ottawa County. Continue Reading »

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