William Henry Ferguson

(1896 - 1916)

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William Henry Ferguson
1896 - 1916
Born
1896
Mt Egerton, Australia
Death
September 7, 1916
Last Known Residence
Mt Egerton, Australia
Summary
William Henry Ferguson was born in 1896 in Mt Egerton, Australia. He was born to John Ferguson and Rosetta Ann (Lewis) Ferguson. He died on September 7, 1916 at 20 years old.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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William Henry Ferguson
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William Henry Ferguson
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Mt Egerton, Australia
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William Ferguson was born in in Mt Egerton, Australia
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William Ferguson died on
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William Ferguson was born in in Mt Egerton, Australia
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Puchevillers British Cemetery Iv. B. 5. in France
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Service number: 150385
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 16th Bn.
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William Henry Ferguson passed away on September 7, 1916 at 20 years old. He was buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery Iv. B. 5., France. William was born in 1896 in Mt Egerton, Australia. He was born to John Ferguson and Rosetta Ann (Lewis) Ferguson.

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In 1896, in the year that William Henry Ferguson was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1900, he was just 4 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1903, by the time he was merely 7 years old, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1916, in the year of William Henry Ferguson's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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