1864–1946

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 24, 1864, Pal­met­to, Geor­gia.

Died: Au­gust 2, 1946, Mount Syl­van, Tex­as.

Buried: Do­ver Ce­me­te­ry, Lin­dale, Tex­as.

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Biography

Francis was the son of John W. Fer­rell and Nan­cy W. Head, and hus­band of Beu­lah Beck­ham.

A Bap­tist, he taught sing­ing for ov­er 50 years. He was said to have writ­ten 175 songs and nu­mer­ous books, and was considered one of the best the­or­ists of the South­west.

His name is some mis­spelled as Fer­kell.

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