Maud (King) Ferdinand, Marion F., Ida (King) Black and Ida F. and Steve Ferdinand
Marion had a long life and saw so many things in 99 years. She is missed already. Kind, funny, beautiful and a wonderful soul. Thank you for being you.
Marion was born in Hoboken, NJ, February 1st, 1917. She had one sister named Ida and briefly a little brother named Stephen. She loved her siblings dearly.
Her father Steve was a jack-of-all trades, first working at hauling barrels by horse and wagon, then later owning a speedometer/taxi meter installation business (when cars first became out). He then worked for the New York Central Railroad for many years as a yardman. Her mother Maud had a number of jobs also from an early age and once worked in a canning factory and in a movie theater in New York where she met Steve Ferdinand, who was the manager of the theater for a while. Maud eventually became a stay-at-home mom and took in sewing from neighbors to make some extra money.
After high school in 1934, Marion worked in New York City at Montgomery Wards.