Ferrell, Chiles Clifton (1865 SC - 1915 AL)


Ferrell, Chiles Clifton


Father: James Overton Ferrell
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Austin

Birth: 20 Aug 1865, Greenville, South Carolina
Birth Source: US Passport Application of 1889

Death: 2 May 1915, Praco, Alabama
Death Source: Obituary, Sandusky Daily Register, Ohio

Spouse1: Tennessee "Tenney" M. Taliaferro


Children of Chiles Clifton Ferrell and Tennessee Taliaferro:
  1. Chiles C. Ferrell, b. 1905
  2. Scott Taliaferro Ferrell, b. 1910
From The New York Times, published May 3, 1915 -
Dr. C. C. Ferrell, Alabama Educator Killed - Two Negroes Captured.

Birmingham, Ala., May 2. - Dr. Chiles Clifton Ferrell, President of the West Pratt Mining Company, and a noted Southern author and educator, was killed by a burglar with a shotgun early today at Praco, a mining camp near here.

Bloodhounds were put on the trail, and two hours later two negroes were captured about a mile from the camp. One of the men had a shotgun.

Dr. Ferrell was born in 1850 (sic) at Greenville, S.C. and educated at Vanderbilt, the University of Leipzig, and the University of Paris. For many years he was Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi. He is survived by a widow and two children.

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