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George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (February 14, 1859 – November 22, 1896) was an American engineer. He is mostly known for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Contents. [hide]. 1 Early life; 2 Ferris Wheel; 3 Death; 4 Memoriam; 5 References; 6 Further reading  ...

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George Ferris Biography - George Ferris invented "The Ferris Wheel" George Ferris (officially George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.) was an American engineer best known for inventing t.

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George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on February 14, 1859, one of the ten children of George W.G. and Martha Edgerton (Hyde) Ferris. In 1864, the family relocated to Carson City, Nevada, where Ferris Sr. helped landscape the new state capital. After the family moved to Riverside, California, ...

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The Ferris Wheel. George Ferris conceived, designed, and built an engineering marvel, which astonished the world at its debut and became a mainstay of American recreation. George Washington Gale Ferris was born in Nevada in 1859. He attended high school in Oakland, California before enrolling at Rensselaer ...

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George Ferris. AKA George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. Born: 14-Feb-1859. Birthplace: Galesburg, IL Died: 22-Nov-1896. Location of death: Pittsburgh, PA Cause of death: unspecified. Remains: Cremated. Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Engineer, Inventor. Nationality: United ...

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One of their number, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., a 33-year-old engineer from Pittsburgh whose company was charged with inspecting the steel used by the fair, was struck by a brainstorm and quickly sketched a huge revolving steel wheel. After adding specifications, he shared the idea with Burnham, who balked at ...

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Apr 5, 2015 ... Genealogy for George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (1859 - 1896) family tree on Geni, with over 175 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

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Extract. Ferris, George Washington Gale, Jr. (14 February 1859–22 November 1896), civil engineer and builder of the Ferris Wheel, was born in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of George Washington Gale Ferris and Martha Edgerton Hyde Ferris, farmers. Ferris's grandfather Silvanus Ferris, along with Reverend ... You do not ...

www.findagrave.com/memorial/6201720/george-washington_gale-ferris

Civil Engineer. He was the inventor of the Ferris wheel, which has become an American amusement park mainstay. Born in Galesburg, Illinois, where as a child he always displayed an aptitude toward mechanics. The family moved to Carson City, Nevada where his father, George Sr. started a landscaping business (much  ...