William Lorne Ferguson

(1916 - 1942)

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William Lorne Ferguson
1916 - 1942
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c. 1916
Death
July 18, 1942
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William Lorne Ferguson was born c. 1916. He died on July 18, 1942 at 26 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Lorne Ferguson
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Sarnia (lake View) Cemetery Sec. I. Lot 140. in Canada
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Service number: b/8354
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
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William Lorne Ferguson passed away on July 18, 1942 at 26 years old. He was buried in Sarnia (lake View) Cemetery Sec. I. Lot 140., Canada. He was born c. 1916. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1916, in the year that William Lorne Ferguson was born, 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.

In 1921, by the time he was just 5 years old, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1927, at the age of merely 11 years old, William was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1932, William was 16 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1942, in the year of William Lorne Ferguson's passing, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

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c. 1891 - Dec 15, 1918 1891 - 1918
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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. 1916 - Mar 31, 1945 1916 - 1945
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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. 1909 - Jun 8, 1944 1909 - 1944
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c. 1890 - Dec 6, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1896 - Jan 12, 1921 1896 - 1921
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c. 1897 - Oct 2, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1884 - Apr 12, 1918 1884 - 1918
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