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Ferdinand A. French (1877-1928)
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Born: 11 Jan 1877 Tennessee. 1 2
Married: Lucy Caroline Cole (1879-1945) the daughter of William Harrison Cole (1854-1918) and Delinda L. Mitchell (1856-1911) on 30 Jan 1898 in Benton County Tennessee. 4
Died: 29 Aug 1928 Benton County Tennessee. 2
Buried: Cross Roads Cemetery Benton County Tennessee. 2 3
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James Parly French
19 May 1825-27 Sep 1897
James Richard French
1855-1890
Married: 3 Nov 1846
Elizabeth Julina Green
1831-Aft 1880
Ferdinand A. French
11 Jan 1877-29 Aug 1928
Married: 4 Feb 1875
Bryant R. L. Pierce
29 Mar 1831-18 Jul 1887
Theodocia Pierce
1859-Bet 1886 and 1900
Married: 29 Jan 1857
Susan E. Jordan
27 Apr 1834-13 Jul 1910

Spouse and Children

       Lucy Caroline Cole


Brothers and Sisters

Ferdinand French who resided in the Rowland Mill community was instantly killed last Wednesday afternoon by train No. 3 as he and his son Bill French, were driving across the Railroad tracks at the section houses. Young French was driving the car but failed to stop to see if any train was coming, he was slightly hurt while his father was hurled to his death. Mr. French is survived by a wife who was a daughter of Billie Cole. He also leaves several children all who are married except one boy. The body was given burial at Cross Roads cemetery.3

Sources:

  1. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card
  2. Death Certificate of Ferdinand French, #20612, file # 7
  3. The Camden Chronicle, September 7, 1928
  4. Marriage License of F. A. French and L.C. Cole, BentonCounty Tennessee

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