William Jeffrey Ferguson

(1917 - 1942)

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William Jeffrey Ferguson
1917 - 1942
Born
c. 1917
Death
September 12, 1942
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William Jeffrey Ferguson was born c. 1917. He died on September 12, 1942 at 25 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Jeffrey Ferguson
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Brookwood Memorial Panel 18. Column 1. in United Kingdom
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Service number: 7399426
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
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William Jeffrey Ferguson died on September 12, 1942 at age 25. He was buried in Brookwood Memorial Panel 18. Column 1., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1917. We have no information about William's immediate family.

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In 1917, in the year that William Jeffrey Ferguson was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1928, he was just 11 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1930, William was just 13 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1936, by the time he was 19 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1942, in the year of William Jeffrey Ferguson's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

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c. 1916 - Mar 31, 1945 1916 - 1945
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Unknown - Sep 20, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1919 - Sep 16, 1942 1919 - 1942
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Unknown - Sep 1, 1940 ? - 1940
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c. 1899 - Dec 13, 1918 1899 - 1918
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Unknown - Nov 2, 1914 ? - 1914
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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. 1887 - Sep 20, 1917 1887 - 1917
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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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c. 1909 - Jun 8, 1944 1909 - 1944
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