Convention Member Francis O’Ferrall
Born in 1815, in West Virginia. Mr. O’Ferrall married Miss Jane B. Kerney on September 15, 1829, in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He came to Iowa and settled in Dubuque County. Mr. O’Ferrall was a well-known local lumberman. He was elected mayor of Dubuque serving from 1844 to 1846, and was a delegate to the Iowa 1846 Constitutional Convention held in Iowa City representing Dubuque County. Mr. O’Ferrall died on December 5, 1851, in California.