I can find no information about firstborn William (1871-) at all other than his presence, aged nine, in the 1881 census.
George Anderson (1873-1950?) was a mercantile clerk living at home in 1891. He then vanishes from the British records. The US 1900 census offers a Geo A Ferrier, day labourer, living in Jenny Lind Township, California. A naturalized George Anderson Ferrier enlisted in the US Army in 1918 (his birth was in July 1875, our man’s birth was July 1873; another typo?). At the time, he was married and a transportation foreman at the Hercules Powder Company in Contra Costa, California, where he lived with his wife, Philomena. He had emigrated from Scotland in 1892. Philomena made a life claim on 19 September 1950 on the US Social Security: she died in 1966 so perhaps her claim was for support after George’s death. I have not found evidence for any children.
Charles (ca1876-) was in the family firm, Ferrier & Company, and became its sole owner when GH died in 1900, which indicates his older brothers had either died or emigrated. He was present when his mother died in 1900 and was the head of the household in 1901 that comprised him, his sister, Winifred, and a servant. I have found no further definitive record for Charles. A Charles Ferrier, merchant, born in 1876 in Broughty Ferry, whose most recent address was with a Mrs Ferrier, 29 Morgan St, Dundee, arrived in New York in September 1907 and a Scots-born Charles Ferrier of the right age is boarding in Shelby, Tennessee in 1910 but I am reluctant to suggest this might be our man. Both Scottish and US records offer no more possible sightings.
Winifred Ellen (1880-1960) features in newspaper reports of school student achievements, and she was a soprano in the Dundee Choral Society (1900-03). In 1910, she emigrated to the US where she was a nurse, and remained single. She became a naturalised US citizen in 1925, and died in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1960.
Jessie and GH's children