William H. Ferguson

(1867 - 1916)

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William H. Ferguson
1867 - 1916
Born
c. 1867
Death
March 3, 1916
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William H. Ferguson was born c. 1867. He died on March 3, 1916 at 49 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William H. Ferguson
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Wine Harbour Cemetery in Canada
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Service number: 469849
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 64th Bn.
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William H. Ferguson passed away on March 3, 1916 at 49 years of age. He was buried in Wine Harbour Cemetery, Canada. He was born c. 1867. We have no information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1867, in the year that William H. Ferguson was born, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

In 1879, at the age of just 12 years old, William was alive when on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1892, at the age of 25 years old, William was alive when on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1901, by the time he was 34 years old, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1916, in the year of William H. Ferguson's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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