Permelia R. Ferris Ellenwood

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Description Gelatin print on cabinet card of Permelia R. Ferris Ellenwood.
Year Range from 1889
Year range to 1890
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Gold Leaf
Notes Three-quarter seated view portrait of Permelia R. Ferris Ellenwood. She wears a dark dress, white collar and a cap.
She married at New York on Apr. 13, 1837 to Benjamin Ellenwood. She was born at Peru, New York on Sept. 19, 1814 and was a daughter of William and Sally (Weston) Ferris. Benjamin removed with his family to Clinton County, New York in 1838 and remained there until 1857. In May of that year he removed to Wisconsin and settled in Winnebago County on a farm in the town of Algoma. They had three sons, all of whom served during the Civil War: David J.; Sydney W. (who died in Andersonville Prison); and Warren B. Ellenwood. They were listed in the 1860 federal census as residing with some of their family on that farm in Algoma. Included were two daughters: Marcelia, born on Apr. 19, 1844, married to Samuel Neff; and Mary Elizabeth, born in 1847, married in Winnebago County on Dec. 31, 1862 to William Wilberforce Neff. Benjamin Ellenwood died on Apr. 16, 1897 and Permelia died on Dec. 16, 1901. Both are buried in the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County at Riverside Cemetery, Original Section, Block 4. Ellenwood Cemetery and Eleenwood Road are located on what used to be their farm.
Object ID P2002.3.148
Object Name cabinet card
People Ellenwood, Permelia R. Ferris
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Aged persons
Title Permelia R. Ferris Ellenwood
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