Mortimer Y. Ferris
He was the son of Dr. Edward Mortimer Ferris and Marion Eliza (Yale) Ferris. He attended the public schools, and graduated B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1903.
On February 14, 1905, he married Elizabeth Leavitt. They settled in Ticonderoga, New York, and had two daughters. He was President of the Village of Ticonderoga from 1916 to 1918.
He was Chairman of the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission which supervised the construction of two bridges over Lake Champlain: The Champlain Bridge from Crown Point, New York, to Chimney Point, Vermont, in 1929; and a second bridge, from Rouses Point, New York, to Alburgh, Vermont, in 1937.
He died on March 9, 1941, in Ticonderoga, New York, after a long illness.
- CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE OPENS TOMORROW in NYT on August 25, 1929 (subscription required)
- NEW CHAMPLAIN SPAN WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY in NYT on July 11, 1937 (subscription required)
- MORTIMER FERRIS, EX-STATE SENATOR in NYT on March 10, 1941 (subscription required)
- Ferris to Be Buried Tomorrow in The Knickerbocker News, of Albany, New York, on March 10, 1941
- Bio transcribed from The History of New York State by Dr. James Sullivan (1927; Biographies, Part 58)
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