Dorothy Louisa Ferguson

(1894 - 1979)

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Dorothy Louisa Ferguson
1894 - 1979
Born
1894
Death
1979
Sandhurst, Australia
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Sandhurst, Australia
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Dorothy Louisa Ferguson was born in 1894. She was born to Lemon Samuelar Ferguson and Agnes Moore Ferguson. She died in 1979 in Sandhurst, Australia at age 85.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Dorothy Louisa Ferguson passed away in 1979 in Sandhurst, Australia at 85 years of age. She was born in 1894. She was born to Lemon Samuelar Ferguson and Agnes Moore Ferguson.

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In 1894, in the year that Dorothy Louisa Ferguson was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1917, by the time she was 23 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1958, at the age of 64 years old, Dorothy was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1963, Dorothy was 69 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1979, in the year of Dorothy Louisa Ferguson's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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