Samuel Ferguson (1917 - 1980)

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Anastasia Ferguson

Anastasia Ferguson

Ferdinand Ferguson

Ferdinand Ferguson

James & Lillian Brewster

James & Lillian Brewster

Lillian and Edna Mae Brewster

Lillian and Edna Mae Brewster

Elsie Ferguson 002

Elsie Ferguson 002

Elsie Ferguson 001

Elsie Ferguson 001

Scottish Fiery Cross

Scottish Fiery Cross

High School graduation class, 1913

High School graduation class, 1913

Elmerena Houston & William Ferguson

Elmerena Houston & William Ferguson

Mary Ferguson & children

Mary Ferguson & children

Mary Ferguson family

Mary Ferguson family

Talking Between San Francisco and Guthrie

Talking Between San Francisco and Guthrie

Elmerena Houston

Elmerena Houston

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1917 - In the year that Samuel Ferguson was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

1925 - When he was only 8 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1947 - When he was 30 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1962 - Samuel was 45 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

1980 - In the year of Samuel Ferguson's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Samuel Ferguson died in August 1980 at 63 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on May 21, 1917. There is no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Ferguson had been residing in Florida.

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