|Florence Weiss Laura Mulder Ferrier Arthur Ferrier Tillie Rhea|
|Long Beach California "Pike" 1924|
|Laura Ferrier, Esther (left), John, Elsie 1908|
This photo of Laura and the three children was taken in 1908 just prior to the family's move to Los Angeles. Once they arrived Arthur discovered that obtaining architect jobs was difficult. Finances became tough and they ended up putting their three children in an orphanage. Both Arthur and Laura worked doing anything they could to bring in an income. They visited their children weekly and after a year or so, when they were more stable, the children came back home. The family remained in Los Angeles for the remainder of their lives. (The little girl on the left, Esther, was my Grandmother.) *I know this information because I spent time with my grand aunt Edith Capen Ferrier who shared family history stories with me. Edith lived to be 100 years before she passed.
My great grandparents came a long way... beginning in Nebraska, moving to California, not able to find work, to becoming stable and enjoying at day at the Pike!