Eliza Ferguson (1878 - 1977)

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Shaw, Bolivar County, Mississippi

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1878 - In the year that Eliza Ferguson was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

1891 - By the time she was merely 13 years old, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1948 - She was 70 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1968 - Eliza was 90 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

1977 - In the year of Eliza Ferguson's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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Eliza Ferguson died in April 1977 at age 98. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on May 13, 1878. We have no information about Eliza's immediate family. We know that Eliza Ferguson had been residing in Shaw, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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