Dorcas Ferris (1861 - 1946)

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South Melbourne, Australia

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South Melbourne, Australia

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Father: Cranch George Ferris
Mother: Caroline Ferris

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1861 - In the year that Dorcas Ferris was born, on March 4th, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States. Winning by a plurality of the popular vote, 39.8% - there were many candidates, Douglas was the strongest - he decisively won the electoral college with 180 votes. He was the first President to emerge from the newly created Republican Party.

1865 - Dorcas was only 4 years old when on September 26th, Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla, became the first person to be convicted of war crimes arising from the Civil War. (There was only one other person convicted of war crimes in the Civil War.) He was found guilty by a U.S. Army tribunal on 23 charges arising from the murder of 53 people. On October 20, he was hung.

1876 - By the time she was only 15 years old, on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

1919 - She was 58 years old when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

1946 - In the year of Dorcas Ferris's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Dorcas Ferris died in 1946 in South Melbourne, Australia at 85 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born in 1861. She was born to Cranch George Ferris and Caroline Ferris, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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