William Maxwell Ferguson

(1901 - 1942)

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William Maxwell Ferguson
1901 - 1942
Born
c. 1901
Death
February 10, 1942
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William Maxwell Ferguson was born c. 1901. He died on February 10, 1942 at age 41.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Maxwell Ferguson
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William Maxwell Ferguson
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Kranji War Cemetery Sp. Mem. 5. B. 15. in Singapore
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Service number: nx33630
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/20 Bn.
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William Maxwell Ferguson died on February 10, 1942 at 41 years old. He was buried in Kranji War Cemetery Sp. Mem. 5. B. 15., Singapore. He was born c. 1901. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family.

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In 1901, in the year that William Maxwell Ferguson was born, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1915, William was just 14 years old when 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".

In 1928, at the age of 27 years old, William was alive 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 1934, by the time he was 33 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1942, in the year of William Maxwell 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. 1885 - Oct 29, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1891 - Dec 15, 1918 1891 - 1918
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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. 1891 - Dec 15, 1918 1891 - 1918
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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. 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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c. 1888 - Nov 14, 1916 1888 - 1916
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