Dorothy Ferguson

(1826 - 1911)

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Dorothy Ferguson
1826 - 1911
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1826
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1911
Clunes, Australia
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Clunes, Australia
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Dorothy Ferguson was born in 1826. She died in 1911 in Clunes, Australia at age 85.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Dorothy Ferguson died in 1911 in Clunes, Australia at 85 years of age. She was born in 1826. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's immediate family.

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In 1826, in the year that Dorothy Ferguson was born, on February 13th, the American Temperance Society was founded in Boston. In the beginning, the Temperance Society promoted abstaining from alcohol but with time it pushed for abolishing alcohol. Drinking was a severe stress on many families, with drunkenness contributing to poverty and abuse.

In 1876, at the age of 50 years old, Dorothy was alive when on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1883, by the time she was 57 years old, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1905, by the time she was 79 years old, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1911, in the year of Dorothy Ferguson's passing, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

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