When Dad died on 11 Oct 1991, I inherited a collection of photos taken by him as well as those taken by other people, "school photos" for the most part. Here are some snapshots, many of which he took himself. The captions are taken from the remarks he wrote, at my request, on the back of each photo. It's a good thing he did, because I couldn't personally have identified more than a few of the people pictured on this page. Please let me know if you find a precious photo on this page, as it's only the hope that some of these photos will turn out to be precious to someone which gives me the energy to create pages like this.
Snapshots of People in Comanche County, Kansas, from Wendel Ferrin's Collection
Pictured on this page: Lois Crouse, Orlin Downing, Brent Ferrin, Ernest Ferrin, Darrell Ferrin, Delmer Ferrin, Helen Ferrin, Jerry Ferrin, Wendel Ferrin, Mozetta Mangels, Wayne Nielsen, Calvin Smith, Forrest Smith, Marie Trummel, Byron Wood, June Wood, Patsy Wood.
Mozetta Mangels and Wendel Ferrin at the entrance to the Wilmore School, about 1940.
From left: Delmer "Buck" Ferrin, Forrest Smith, Calvin Smith and Wendel Ferrin at Ernest & Nellie Ferrin's house east of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, about 1943 or 1944.
Pvt. Delmer Ferrin, U.S. Army, with his father, Ernest Leroy Ferrin, at the Ferrin farm, West Powell Township, Comanche County, Kansas, about 1944. This photo was taken by Wendel Ferrin of his brother and father just before Delmer left for WWII service in Europe.
Delmer Lee "Buck" Ferrin of Wilmore, Ks, spring of 1945. The Wilmore Church of Christ, to which he and his family belonged, is in the background. Photo by Wendel Ferrin.
From left: Delmer Lee, Helen Aurie and Wendel Gene Ferrin, children of Ernest & Nellie Ferrin, in their Wilmore High School band uniforms. Photo taken in 1940 at the Ferrin farm, West Powell Township, Comanche County, Kansas, by Nellie May Ferrin.
From left: Orlin Downing, Wayne Nielsen and Byron Wood of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, about 1944. Photo by Wendel Ferrin.
Wendel Ferrin with his 1935 Ford in front of Ernest "Ert" Wood's cafe, Wilmore, Comanche County, Ks, about 1944.
From left: June, Byron & Patsy Wood, Wilmore, Ks, about 1943. Photo by Wendel Ferrin.
Marie Trummel of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, with Wendel Ferrin's 1935 Ford, about 1946. Photo by Wendel Ferrin.
Marie Trummel of Wilmore, Ks, about 1946. Photograph by Wendel G. Ferrin.
Lois Claudine Crouse of Wilmore, Ks, circa 1943.
Photograph by Wendel G. Ferrin.
Ernest L. Ferrin, at left, holds Shorty while his grandsons, Darrell, Jerry & Brent Ferrin, sit on the horse's back; their father, Wendel, is at right in the photo. Taken on the Ferrin farm near Wilmore, Comanche County, Ks, 1961.
Darrell, Jerry & Brent are 9th generation descendants of Captain Jonathan Farren of Amesbury, Massachusetts, & Newton, New Hampshire (circa 1697 to 5 May 1770.)
The line of descent is as follows: Wendel Gene Ferrin 8, Ernest Leroy Ferrin 7, Loren Ferrin 6, Rueben Ferrin 5, Zebulon Ferrin 4, Zebulon Ferrin 3, Zebulon Farren 2, Jonathan Farren 1.
This page is under construction by Jerry Ferrin. It was last updated 28 Feb 2004.