William James Ferguson

(1886 - 1915)

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William James Ferguson
1886 - 1915
Born
1886
Fitzroy, Australia
Death
May 17, 1915
Last Known Residence
Fitzroy, Australia
Summary
William James Ferguson was born in 1886 in Fitzroy, Australia. He was born to George Ferguson and Ellen Healy Ferguson. He died on May 17, 1915 at 29 years old.
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William James Ferguson
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William James Ferguson
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Fitzroy, Australia
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William Ferguson was born in in Fitzroy, Australia
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William Ferguson died on
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William Ferguson was born in in Fitzroy, Australia
William Ferguson died on
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Alexandria (chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery L. 185. in Egypt
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Service number: 308717
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: Nelson Bn. R.n. Div.
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William James Ferguson passed away on May 17, 1915 at 29 years of age. He was buried in Alexandria (chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery L. 185., Egypt. William was born in 1886 in Fitzroy, Australia. He was born to George Ferguson and Ellen Healy Ferguson.

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In 1886, in the year that William James Ferguson was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1891, when he was merely 5 years old, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1893, William was just 7 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1906, by the time he was 20 years old, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1915, in the year of William James Ferguson's passing, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

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c. 1919 - Sep 16, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Dec 13, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1921 - Jan 15, 1943 1921 - 1943
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c. 1888 - Aug 9, 1916 1888 - 1916
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c. 1916 - Jul 18, 1942 1916 - 1942
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Unknown - Sep 4, 1942 ? - 1942
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c. 1901 - Feb 10, 1942 1901 - 1942
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c. 1891 - Dec 15, 1918 1891 - 1918
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c. 1885 - Oct 29, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1896 - Apr 9, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1914 - Sep 4, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1911 - Oct 13, 1943 1911 - 1943
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c. 1916 - Mar 31, 1945 1916 - 1945
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