6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 19, 2021 2:20 PM by Alice Lane

    Seeking information about Acer Ferrell

    Nedra Williams Newbie

      Hello. I found a picture of my grandfather. I believe the picture was taken in the 1940s or 1950s. My mother wrote his name as Acer Ferrell but I'm uncertain of the spelling. He may have been stationed in Mississippi or Alabama. I'm uncertain of how to attach the photo.  I would like to find out more about him. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking information about Acer Ferrell
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Nerda,

           

           

          Dose this look familiar. If you have any additional information you can provide such as a DOB, and or place of birth that would be helpful. Ive seen first names for Acer also called Yasser, Azer, and Asser. Do you have your mothers name?

           

           

          United States Census, 1940

           

          Name:A E Ferrell •
          Event Type:Census
          Event Date:1940 •
          Event Place:Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States •
          Event Place (Original):Alabama, Etowah, Election Precinct 1, Gadsden
          Last Place of Residence:Same Place
          Gender:Male
          Age:38
          Marital Status:Married
          Race:White
          Race (Original):White
          Birth Year (Estimated):1902
          Birthplace:Alabama
          Relationship to Head of Household:Head
          Relationship to Head of Household (Original):Head

           

          Household

           

          Role

          Sex

          Age

          Birthplace

           

          A E Ferrell

           

          Head

          Male

          38

          Alabama

           

          Inza Ferrell

           

          Wife

          Female

          35

          Alabama

           

          Mary Lou Ingram

           

          Sister-in-law

          Female

          23

          Alabama

            • Re: Seeking information about Acer Ferrell
              Nedra Williams Newbie

              Hi Elliot,

               

              My mother's name was Mary F Collins. She was married once and her last name was Williams at that time. I honestly don't know much about him because she never talked about him. I'd really like to learn as much as I can. All I have are a picture of him dressed in a military uniform with my grandmother. We thought the khaki uniform may be Navy. My mom once mentioned she had a sister and a brother (Jeremy).  I thought if I could identify military records that would be a great start.

               

              I'm open to suggestions.

               

              Thank you for your help,

               

              Nedra

                • Re: Seeking information about Acer Ferrell
                  Elliot Schneider Pioneer

                  Ms.Williams

                   

                  Is this your mother? Please follow the link. Can you provide me with your mother Mary's Mother who was married to Mr. Ferrell? and if you now where your grandmother was born and DOB?

                   

                  hey I also found this WW2 Navy Log for a Jessier O. Ferrell its possible your mom thought Acer but think about how this mans first name sounds to what your mom wrote on the picture. I can see how someone could easily pronounce it incorrectly.

                   

                   

                   

                  Thanks,

                   

                  Elliot

              • Re: Seeking information about Acer Ferrell
                Alice Lane Tracker

                Hi Nedra,

                Welcome to History Hub

                 

                Your Mother: Mary F. Collins-Was her married name Collins or Williams?

                            

                Do you have a copy of your mother's birth certificate? Do you know her birthdate?

                            

                Do you know any places where your mother or her family lived?

                              

                What was your grand-mothers maiden or married name?

                 

                Alice Lane

                Research Volunteer