Ferriter Family Manifesto

I. We are all of a single family. By this is meant that we have common relation, or a common heritage associated with the Feiritear name, as known in County Kerry Ireland since Norman times.

II. While several lines of descent from earlier times exist, there exists no principal line, or line of primogeniture that requires recognition as the principal line.

III. Family members recognize a common heritage. While individual experiences may vary widely, and while separate family groups may have developed their own histories based upon unique experience, we acknowledge that for over 400 years, we had a common homeland in Ireland.

IV. The Feiritear name, in all of its variant spellings is an honorable name, and this honor should be sustained. Going forward in time, the honor of our name is to be maintained by all who cherish it.

V. Individual allegiance to and awareness of the greater family, (the extended family) is key to sustaining family identity, and should be encouraged and facilitated.

Know Your Ancestors

Patricia Clare Ferriter

photo b. April 25, 1909
d. December 31, 1994

  Patricia Clare Ferriter was born on April 25, 1909, in Dickinson, North Dakota, to John Ferriter and Katherine McNertney.  She began painting as a child when she was in bed for a full year with an illness.  In the late 1920s, Clare attended the Massachusetts School of Fine Arts.  From 1931-1933  she lived in the Philippines, where her father was stationed as an Army captain.  Part of the time she worked worked as an illustrator for The Manila Times, an English-language newspaper. It was at this job that she dropped her first name and from then on used the name "Clare Ferriter" exclusively. She... Read More