Vivian Ferguson (1898 - 1996)

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Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

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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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1898 - In the year that Vivian Ferguson was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1927 - Vivian was 29 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

1978 - When this person was 80 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

1995 - At the age of 97 years old, Vivian was alive when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

1996 - In the year of Vivian Ferguson's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Vivian Ferguson passed away on May 14, 1996 at 97 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Vivian. Vivian was born on October 15, 1898. We have no information about Vivian's surviving family. We know that Vivian Ferguson had been residing in Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington.

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