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Name Meigs, Ferris Jacob
Dates & places of birth and death b. Jersey City, NJ, February 5th, 1868
d. Daytona Beach, FL, May 9th, 1943
Occupation Assisted his father with the Santa Clara Lumber Company. Succeeded his father as president of the company in 1911 and held the office until the company ended business in 1941.
Relationships Father: Titus Meigs
Mother: Lucia Lassell Meigs
Wife: Louise Adele Lawrence
Children: Lucia Lawrence, Margery Lawrence, Hester Oakley
Education B.S. Yale University, 1889

Associated Records

Ferris Meigs Logging Photograph Collection : Andrews Donation [graphic] -

Photographs taken by Ferris Jacob Meigs of the Santa Clara Logging Company. Images are taken at St. Regis Falls, Santa Clara, and Tupper Lake, NY where they show various stages of the logging process.

Ferris Meigs Logging Photograph Collection : Meigs Donation [graphic] -

Photographs taken by Ferris Jacob Meigs of the Santa Clara Logging Company. Images are taken at St. Regis Falls, Santa Clara, and Tupper Lake, NY where they show various stages of the logging process.

Image of Three Woodsmen - Print, Photographic

Three Woodsmen - Print, Photographic

Three woodsmen sitting on a log. Left to right: Frank Duplantie, Camp Foreman; Fred LeBoeuf, Woods Supt.; and James L. Jacobs, Gen. Supt.

Image of Loading Logs from Skidway - Print, Photographic

Loading Logs from Skidway - Print, Photographic

Men loading the logs from the skidway in winter.

Image of Four-Wheeled Barrenger [sic] Brake - Print, Photographic

Four-Wheeled Barrenger [sic] Brake - Print, Photographic

Man operating four-wheeled Beringer brake under a shelter.

Image of St. Regis Falls Sawmill and Pond - Print, Photographic

St. Regis Falls Sawmill and Pond - Print, Photographic

Overhead view of St. Regis Falls sawmill and pond. Shows lumberyard and various buildings surrounding the area.

Image of Between Mt. Steward and Mt. Seymour - Print, Photographic

Between Mt. Steward and Mt. Seymour - Print, Photographic

Winter logging path on the divide between Mt. Steward and Mt. Seymour.

Image of Tupper Lake Pulpwood Rossing Mill - Print, Photographic

Tupper Lake Pulpwood Rossing Mill - Print, Photographic

Pulpwood Rossing Mill and surrounding lumberyard.

Image of St. Regis Falls Sawmill Yard - Print, Photographic

St. Regis Falls Sawmill Yard - Print, Photographic

View of St. Regis Falls sawmill and lumberyard. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris J. Meigs is also visible in the upper left of the image.

Image of Storing Rossed Pulpwood - Print, Photographic

Storing Rossed Pulpwood - Print, Photographic

Pile of rossed pulpwood being stored according to the old system on a wooden overhead conveyor. This was the method used before there was a fire. About 20,000 cords in the pile.

Image of Logs Starting for Roll-Banks - Print, Photographic

Logs Starting for Roll-Banks - Print, Photographic

Two men standing on a load of logs being hauled towards the roll-banks.

Image of St. Regis River at Santa Clara Mill Pond - Print, Photographic

St. Regis River at Santa Clara Mill Pond - Print, Photographic

View of St. Regis River at Santa Clara Mill Pond. Pond is used for log storage.

Image of Logs in Raquette Pond - Print, Photographic

Logs in Raquette Pond - Print, Photographic

Logs floating in Raquette Pond.

Image of Santa Clara Sawmill - Print, Photographic

Santa Clara Sawmill - Print, Photographic

View of the sawmill at Santa Clara.

Image of Mr. Ferris J. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Mr. Ferris J. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Portrait photograph of Ferris J. Meigs taken about 1890, when he was the local manager of the Santa Clara Lumber Company.

Image of Hauling Camp in Winter - Print, Photographic

Hauling Camp in Winter - Print, Photographic

Landscape view of hauling camp in winter.

Image of Home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris J. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris J. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris J. Meigs at St. Regis Falls.

Image of Logs On A Skidway - Print, Photographic

Logs On A Skidway - Print, Photographic

Men skidding and piling logs on a skidway.

Image of Portrait of Titus B. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Portrait of Titus B. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Portrait photograph of Titus B. Meigs, President and Treasurer of Santa Clara Lumber Co. Photograph taken about 1906.

Image of Home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris J. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris J. Meigs - Print, Photographic

Interior view of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris J. Meigs at St. Regis Falls. Shows a fireplace with a table in front of it and a staircase in the background.