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Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star
Contributed by Corsby1

Description: Toney Ferris

Date: June 18 1898

Newspaper published in: Tucson

Source: library

          Old Toney Ferris is dead.  He died at his own hands by shooting a bullet through his head.  The tragedy was enacted at Hart’s ranch, 18 miles south of Tucson, on Thursday.  A note was received at J.K. Brown’s ranch yesterday from Toney informing them where they would find his body.  They went over to the ranch, one mile and a half distant, and found him a corpse and a pistol lying by his side.  The deceased was 69 years of age, a native of New York.  He has lived in Arizona about 35 years.  In early days he was a ferryman at Wickenburg.  He afterwards lived in Prescott, where he was prosperous and owned some property.  Deceased had lived in Tucson about 25 years.  He has for years been afflicted by a cancer on his lip which gave him such pain and made life miserable.  This no doubt led him to end his existence.  The death of Ferris is the third suicide committed on Hart’s ranch during that many years.  A.C. Malin, the undertaker, went out yesterday and brought in the remains, which are now in his undertaking parlors.  Toney Ferris had many acquaintances throughout the territory who will regret to learn of his death.

Submitted: 06/21/12

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