I am trying to find information about Michael W. FERRIS (born about 1859 in New Jersey) or his daughter Cecilia FERRIS. Michael W. Ferris (age 25) and Mary Agnes McCormick (age 19) were married on November 24, 1884 in Ohio County, West Virginia. According to a WPA birth index, their daughter Cecilia Ferris was born on April 8, 1895 in Howard County, Indiana. Cecilia, her siblings and her mother Agnes Ferris (but not her father Michael) are in the 1900 census in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, then in the 1910 and 1920 censuses in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. There is also a family rumor that Michael left the family in West Virginia sometime around 1908-1910 and he might have come back to Indiana.
Christine Ferris Pollock
4338 Luster Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Thanks so much for posting. Michael appears working as a potter in Wheeling as late as I believe 1908 (City Directories). After that he seems to disappear. What is odd is that he never seems to appear in any census. 1890 would really help me out, but we know that isn't going to happen :-)