Ferson Calvin Nafus

b.August 28, 1856 (1856 is birthdate from death certificate, possibly 1857 from family records)
b. Lambertville, Michigan
Parents John M. Nafus and Loesa (Slick) Nafus
Married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie Fritcher Nov. 14 (or possibly 15), 1877 in Nashua, IA by Reverend Boyton

d. Aug. 5, 1926 in St. Paul, Minnesota


Sources:

1860 Michigan Census (June 20, 1860)
Ferson Nafus, Age 3, Place of Birth: Michigan

1870 Census, Bedford, Monroe County, Michigan (July 14, 1870)
Ferson Nafus, Age 12, Place of Birth: Michigan

Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900:
Ferson C. Nafus married Lizzie Fritcher on November 14, 1877 in Chickasaw County, IA

(family records courtesty of Jay Opdahl)
Married: Mary Elisabeth Fritcher (1852-1893)
November 15,1877 Nashua, IA by Reverend Boyton
Children:
Guy Allen Nov 29,1878 - March 12, 1879
Mina Agnes Jan 10,1880
Ivadelle May July 25, 1881
Leon Earl September 3, 1883
Lena Bessie September 5, 1885
Ross Ancil July 26, 1887
Edith Lorna February 20, 1890 - January 1 1891
Mary Ida January 22, 1893

(family records courtesty of Jay Opdahl)
Comments: When Ferson moved to Minneapolis some of the children were
sent to live with relatives (Bessie & Ross). [See Bessie Nafus McGregor page for more details.]

(family records courtesty of Jay Opdahl)
Married: Clara Randall (Nov 15, 1861 - 1931)
Children:
John Alfred Dec 3, 1897
Hazel Louise June 26, 1901
Dorothy Irene June 8, 1910
[Are these three all stepchildren or is Dorothy, at least, a child of Ferson and Clara?]

(Death Records, for Michigan?)
State File Number 024945
Ferson Calvin Nafus
D. 08/05/1926
Death Place: Ramsey

(family records courtesty of Jay Opdahl)
Died: August 5, 1926 St Paul Minnesota


Childhood Photo of Ferson and Calvin Nafus

Ferson Calvin Nafus Death Certificate

Ferson Nafus and First Wife

Ferson Nafus's Children

Ferson with baby daughter Dorothy (photo from Jay Opdahl)
Ferson was 53 years old when Dorothy was born

Ferson, Mary, Alfred, and Emma

Children:
Guy Allen Nov 29,1878 - March 12, 1879
Mina Agnes Jan 10,1880
Ivadelle May July 25, 1881
Leon Earl September 3, 1883
Lena Bessie September 5, 1885
Ross Ancil July 26, 1887
Edith Lorna February 20, 1890 - January 1 1891
Mary Ida January 22, 1893

Married: Clara Randall (Nov 15, 1861 - 1931)

Children:
John Alfred Dec 3, 1897
Hazel Louise June 26, 1901
Dorothy Irene June 8, 1910


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