Joseph Ferguson (1905 - 1984)

Joseph Ferguson
1905 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph Ferguson was born on November 4, 1905. He died in June 1984 at 78 years old. We know that Joseph Ferguson had been residing in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York 14304.


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Joseph Ferguson died in June 1984 at age 78. He was born on November 4, 1905. There is no information about Joseph's immediate family. We know that Joseph Ferguson had been residing in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York 14304.
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In 1905, in the year that Joseph Ferguson was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1940, when he was 35 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1952, he was 47 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, he was 62 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1984, in the year of Joseph Ferguson's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Other Joseph Fergusons

Unknown - Unknown
Jun 30, 1879 - Aug 18, 1966
around 1899 - Apr 11, 1918
around 1883 - Jun 29, 1915
around 1920 - Jan 15, 1944
around 1891 - Apr 9, 1918
around 1891 - Oct 5, 1916
around 1888 - Oct 30, 1917
around 1896 - Jul 29, 1916
around 1893 - Feb 11, 1918
around 1907 - May 10, 1940
Unknown - Jul 19, 1944
Unknown - Sep 4, 1918
around 1898 - Oct 22, 1917
around 1898 - Sep 20, 1917
Unknown - Jul 15, 1917
Unknown - Mar 21, 1918
Unknown - Jan 7, 1916
Unknown - Oct 12, 1916
around 1897 - Nov 13, 1916

Other Fergusons

Mar 15, 1927 - Feb 4, 1995
Jun 17, 1892 - October 1985
May 14, 1888 - October 1964
Jan 16, 1932 - Mar 16, 2002
Feb 3, 1923 - Apr 6, 1994
Sep 18, 1908 - September 1972
Sep 13, 1930 - Jul 1, 2004
Sep 14, 1933 - Oct 22, 2006
Jan 24, 1932 - August 1981
Apr 27, 1933 - Jan 18, 2000
Jun 24, 1932 - Jul 21, 2000
Dec 24, 1926 - Feb 29, 2004
Sep 8, 1947 - Nov 9, 2001
Jan 21, 1913 - Aug 1, 1999
Aug 15, 1958 - Aug 25, 1995
Sep 16, 1902 - December 1979
Feb 9, 1912 - Feb 14, 1988
Nov 17, 1905 - October 1980
Sep 9, 1895 - July 1971
Jul 29, 1899 - January 1971

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Sep 13, 1909 - September 1981
Jun 15, 1905 - Nov 13, 1998
Jul 23, 1882 - January 1965
Oct 27, 1907 - January 1982
Mar 24, 1925 - Jan 1, 2004
Dec 29, 1925 - Jan 20, 1999
Nov 14, 1902 - June 1986
Sep 5, 1903 - December 1980
May 28, 1913 - Jan 4, 1994
Jun 15, 1925 - Mar 20, 2001
Feb 28, 1907 - January 1993
Mar 28, 1917 - May 18, 2003
Jul 13, 1908 - March 1980
Feb 2, 1888 - December 1973
Sep 8, 1910 - August 1985
Aug 12, 1894 - July 1980
Dec 16, 1925 - November 1981
Dec 4, 1926 - Apr 24, 1992
Aug 30, 1918 - Dec 6, 1997
Dec 12, 1909 - Apr 21, 1988
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