Dorothy Ferguson

(1892 - 1946)

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Dorothy Ferguson
1892 - 1946
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c. 1892
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September 14, 1946
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Dorothy Ferguson was born c. 1892. She died on September 14, 1946 in New York at 54 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Dorothy Ferguson died on September 14, 1946 in New York at 54 years old. She was born c. 1892. We have no information about Dorothy's immediate family.

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In 1892, in the year that Dorothy Ferguson was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1911, by the time she was 19 years old, 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.

In 1927, at the age of 35 years old, Dorothy was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1936, when she was 44 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1946, in the year of Dorothy Ferguson's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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c. 1864 - Dec 21, 1912
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c. 1856 - Apr 14, 1895
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- Feb 3, 1905
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c. 1840 - Jan 3, 1903
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- May 22, 1905
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