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Sophia Cale Ferrell Ayers and son Claude H. Ferrell portrait
Sophia Cale Ferrell Ayers and son Claude H. Ferrell portrait
TitleSophia Cale Ferrell Ayers and son Claude H. Ferrell portrait
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionPortrait of Claude H. Ferrell and his mother Sophia Cale Ferrell Ayers. She is standing to his right with her hand on his shoulder.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Mothers
Families
Portrait photographs
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameAyers, Sophia Cale Ferrell, 1854-1930
Ferrell, Claude H., 1882-1957
LocationAshtabula (N.D. : Township)
Barnes County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1900-1909
Item Number2008.116.357
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Sophia Cale Ferrell Ayers & son Claude" - handwritten on slide mount.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.1.29)
Biography/HistorySophia Cale was born in Indiana in 1854. She came to Montrose, Minnesota and was married to Lively Ferrell in 1880. They had two children, William and Claude. Sophia divorced Mr. Farrell and moved with her two sons to Barnes County, Dakota Territory in October 1887. In Oct. 1889 she married William R. Ayers, and they had a son Varlynn. They lived on William Ayers homestead claim in Section 34, Ashtabula Township, Barnes County, North Dakota, which Sophia continued to farm after Mr. Ayers died in 1909. Sophia remained on the farm with her son Claude, until 1928, when she moved to Mount Vernon, Washington to live with her son Varlynn. She died in Washington on May 18, 1930.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/1059
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.357)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs010362
Original SourceSlide
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