Leona Ferguson (1905 - 1979)

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Leona Ferguson
1905 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Leona Ferguson was born on September 30, 1905. She died in May 1979 at 73 years old.


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Leona Ferguson died in May 1979 at age 73. She was born on September 30, 1905. We are unaware of information about Leona's family.
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In 1905, in the year that Leona Ferguson was born, 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 1933, she was 28 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1958, she was 53 years old 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 1968, Leona was 63 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1979, in the year of Leona Ferguson's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Born: around 1958
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Born: around 1911
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Born: around 1978
Leona N Ferguson
Dec 16, 1914 - Apr 9, 2003
Marble Falls, TX
Leona Z Ferguson
Oct 15, 1908 - Dec 14, 1999
Purcell, OK
Leona E Ferguson
Jul 10, 1919 - May 23, 2008
Coarsegold, CA
Leona C Ferguson
Dec 29, 1928 - Jan 1, 2008
Fayetteville, AR
Leona Ferguson
Mar 15, 1909 - Nov 2, 1999
Bakersfield, CA
Leona A Ferguson
May 31, 1921 - Aug 6, 1999
Stanwood, WA
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Feb 24, 1880 - Sep 15, 1967
Stockton, CA
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Jun 2, 1921 - October 1979
Gladstone, Oregon
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Feb 20, 1907 - June 1987
Portland, Oregon
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Sep 23, 1909 - June 1984
Inchelium, Washington
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Jun 23, 1924 - Mar 1, 2005
Lamar, CO
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Apr 26, 1911 - May 10, 1998
Carlsbad, CA
Leona Ferguson
Jan 4, 1911 - March 1986
Fort Scott, Kansas
Leona M Ferguson
Apr 4, 1909 - Sep 15, 1993
El Cajon, CA

Other Fergusons

Theodore G Ferguson
Sep 1, 1920 - Jun 25, 2003
Cortland, NY
James Ferguson
May 28, 1910 - March 1980
New York, NY
Florence M Ferguson
May 23, 1907 - Aug 7, 1998
Weedsport, NY
Gloria E Ferguson
Jul 2, 1925 - Dec 9, 1999
East Rockaway, NY
Joseph Ferguson
Oct 10, 1917 - February 1966
Julia Ferguson
Jan 30, 1921 - November 1984
Long Beach, NY
Linnis Ferguson
Apr 24, 1914 - December 1980
Los Angeles, CA
Leroy Ferguson
Mar 20, 1923 - December 1964
Elizabeth M Ferguson
Aug 17, 1928 - Sep 1, 2006
Williamsburg, VA
Marion C Ferguson
Mar 5, 1928 - Jul 29, 2008
Rochester, NY
Margaret Ferguson
Mar 4, 1927 - Mar 2, 1999
Brooklyn, NY
Louise Ferguson
Feb 10, 1928 - May 1985
Brooklyn, NY
George Ferguson
Mar 28, 1929 - April 1976
Horace T Ferguson
Aug 29, 1916 - Dec 24, 1995
Oakwood, GA
Rosemarie Ferguson
Feb 22, 1932 - Apr 28, 2002
East Meadow, NY
Wayne H Ferguson
Feb 12, 1932 - Jan 27, 2005
Johnstown, NY
Vera Ferguson
Jul 24, 1907 - May 24, 2003
Bronx, NY
Marjorie Ferguson
Dec 20, 1890 - October 1974
New Orleans, LA
Esther Ferguson
Aug 15, 1900 - August 1987
Westhampton Beach, NY
Ray G Ferguson
May 25, 1970 - Jul 10, 2000

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Niagara Falls, NY
Gertrude L Hunisch
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Vestal, NY
A Roger Van Aernum
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Elnora Fisk
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Newfane, NY
Wayne Halstead
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Clara Newlands
Jan 15, 1913 - July 1986
Charles Benson
Nov 28, 1911 - January 1970
Ellsworth E Kenyon
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Lockport, NY
Ann Donovan
Jun 29, 1919 - Jan 29, 1995
Niagara Falls, NY
Anita Diflorio
May 8, 1924 - Aug 13, 2002
Lewiston, NY
Mary Linza
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Niagara Falls, NY
Lawrence A Wagner
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Helen B Bumgarner
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Manuel Martinez
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Stanley Huckins
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Adam J Ferritto
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