At right: Jerry Ferrin, taking a break from playing guitar at a Ferrin family reunion at his uncle Buck Ferrin's house in Comanche County, Kansas, poses with a photo of his great grandfather, Loren Ferrin. Polaroid photo by Wendel Ferrin, 1984.
I, Jerry Ferrin, am also the webmaster of Comanche County, Kansas:
History & Genealogy.
Special thanks to all of the contributors of information and images to this site!
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For those who may be interested in more information about me, I was a U.S. Naval Reserve Photographer, 1974-1980. See: U.S. Navy Photographers at the National Parachute Test Range, circa 1975.
While I was at NPTR, I made a portrait bust of aerospace engineer Gene R. Drew. My first bust, a portrait of Phillip Benziger, Jr, was made circa 1972 in a course taught by Jim Knox (a former Navy photographer) in the studio section of the Knox-Campbell Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.
One of the most interesting jobs I've had was working in an underground mine from November 1978 to 2 August 1982. For a collection of my stories about the mine, see: Notes about the Magma Copper Company Underground Mine at San Manuel, Arizona.
I published The Ferrin Family Newsletter for 11 years, a newsletter devoted to researching and publishing information on the life & times of Captain Jonathan Farren of Amesbury, MA & Newton, NH, (circa 1697 - 5 May 1770). He was the American progenitor of many of the Farren, Ferren and Ferrin families living in the USA today and is my earliest known paternal American ancestor.
I learned to make web pages and web sites at "The College of Bob", by which I mean I gained this skill because of my friendship with Bob Keller, webmaster of Bob's Rock Shop.
Bob Keller also taught me to facet gemstones, and the first one I faceted (which was designed by him) is pictured at right. See the instructions and plans for cutting the Simple Jack design by Bob Keller and then facet your own stone!
Other web sites I have designed are thehillmoncase.com for Marianne Wesson and theoakcreekranch.com for Ronnie Hoagland.
I've truly been blessed in my life by having had the opportunity to have so many interesting friends.
Thanks to all of you.
-- Jerry Ferrin.
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