Eugene Nelson Ferrin

Male 1867 - Bef 1910  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Eugene Nelson Ferrin 
    Born Oct 1867  Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1910 
    Notes 
    • Farmer living in Almond in 1900. Most have died before 1910, children were adopted out, or living as servants. 1904, there were five children living(still missing one)


      THE ALFRED SUN, WEDNESDAY, March 21, 1900
      A Terrible Fire.
      Eugene Ferrin's Home Burned To the Ground Early Sunday Morning and Two of His Children Perish in The Flames
      Last Sunday morning the inhabitants of this community received a shock, Which, while it excited the sensibilities, at the same time touched the Inmost hearts and sympathetic natures of all, when it was learned that the home Of Eugene Ferrio lives in a house belonging to Wm Ostrander, situated almost three miles from this village on the McHenry Valley road, was burned to the ground together with the entire contents, and two of Mr. Ferrin's children had perished in the flames. About twelve o'clock Saturday night Mrs. Ferrin arose and put a chunk of wood in the stove to keep the fire until morning. She then retired again and her attention was soon attracted by a reflection of light which proved to be a fire which had started around the stove pipe hole down stairs. Mrs. Ferrin gave her husband the alarm and went to the stair door and called the three older children who were sleeping overhead, two boys in one room and a little girl in another. They answered and the little girl came down. The fire was at first apparently not very serious and Mr. Ferrin, endeavored to extinguish the flames with two pails of water which were handy; but this amount being insufficient and the water privileges being very inconvenient, he was obliged to abandon the effort. When it became apparent that the house would be destroyed, Mrs. Ferrin rushed out of the house with her baby and little girl. Seeing that the boys did not come down stairs in response to the call, Mr.Ferrin became alarmed for their safety and started up the stairs to rescue them but was met by a wall of seething flame which caused him to retreat. He then rushed out of the house and after procuring a ladder, climbed to the chamber window which was located near the bed in which the boys had been sleeping. We are informed that when Mr.Ferrin broke through the window he found that the children had left their bed and were in the opposite corner of the room cut off from him by the flames so that it was impossible to effect their rescue. In his efforts to save the children he was very badly burned, the hair being burned from his head and his hands and one side of his face being entirely blistered. The two boys who were cremated were aged 9 and 3 years. Mr. and Mrs. Ferrin and the other two children escaped with nothing save their night clothes and walked on third of a mile to Mr. Ostrander's in their bare feet. The night was severely cold, the thermometer standing at eight below zero, and their feet were badly frozen from the exposure. They are at present at the home of Mrs. Ferrin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry McIntosh, and it will be some time before they recover from the burns and effects of exposure. Mr. and Mrs. Ferrin have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their great calamity and bereavement, and several parties are busily engaged in collecting effects to aid them in their time of need. Surely this is a Christian duty, and we trust that all will join in bearing these heavy burdens that they may be made as light as possible for those on whom they will fall with crushing weight. The remains of the little ones were placed in a casket "together" and interred in Woodlawn Cemetery Monday afternoon.
    Person ID I3627  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Harland Erskine Ferrin,   b. 1843, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Helen Arminta Lattin,   b. Jan 1847, Troy, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1903, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1865 
    Family ID F2883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jennie McIntosh,   b. Jun 1872, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1889  Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elba Ferrin,   b. 14 May 1890, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1900, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     2. Hattie Mary Ferrin,   b. 23 May 1893, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1928, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. son Ferrin,   b. 24 Aug 1895, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1895, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Cleon Ferrin,   b. 30 May 1896, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1900, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +5. Clyde Eugene Ferrin,   b. 25 Jan 1900, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1966, Filmore, Hume, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +6. Winfred Raymond Ferrin,   b. 9 Feb 1902, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 23 years)
    +7. Helen Grace Ferrin, Lippincott,   b. 15 May 1904, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1982, Gloversville, Fulton Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Richard Ferrin,   b. Est 1907
    Family ID F3293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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