William Lewis Ferguson

(1880 - 1948)

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William Lewis Ferguson
1880 - 1948
Born
1880
Crswk, Australia
Death
1948
Fitzroy, Australia
Last Known Residence
Fitzroy, Australia
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William Lewis Ferguson was born in 1880 in Crswk, Australia. He was born to Ferguson Wilson Ferguson and Matilda Jane Morrison Ferguson. He died in 1948 in Fitzroy, Australia at 68 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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William Lewis Ferguson died in 1948 in Fitzroy, Australia at 68 years old. He was born in 1880 in Crswk, Australia. He was born to Ferguson Wilson Ferguson and Matilda Jane Morrison Ferguson.

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In 1880, in the year that William Lewis Ferguson was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1897, when he was 17 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1903, by the time he was 23 years old, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1930, at the age of 50 years old, William was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1948, in the year of William Lewis Ferguson's passing, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

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