Sunday, April 3, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 3

April 3, 1903 – Mrs. Marion H. Furness, the daughter of former Gov. Alexander Ramsey, filed a petition in bankruptcy on this date.

Her liabilities were $13,609, consisting chiefly of stock in the then defunct Germania Bank. Her assets amounted to $5,450, mostly in mining stock. The sum of $250 was claimed as exempt.

Marion Ramsey had married Philadelphian Charles Eliot Furness in 1875. They had four children; however, Charles Furness became ill not long after the birth of their last child, Laura, in 1882, and was separated from his family for the rest of his life. He died from heart disease in 1909.

After her mother died in 1884, Mrs. Furness took over the management of her father's household. She and her children lived with him until his death on April 22, 1903.

The Saint Paul Globe; “Mrs. M. H. Furness Becomes Bankrupt”; April 04, 1903; p. 2.; p. 9.

Marion Ramsey Furness


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