William Millar Ferguson

(1887 - 1917)

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William Millar Ferguson
1887 - 1917
Born
c. 1887
Death
September 20, 1917
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William Millar Ferguson was born c. 1887. He died on September 20, 1917 at age 30.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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William Millar Ferguson
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William Millar Ferguson
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William Ferguson was born
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Dozinghem Military Cemetery V. D. 9. in Belgium
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Service number: 159575
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: Guards Div. Ammunition Col.
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William Millar Ferguson died on September 20, 1917 at 30 years of age. He was buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery V. D. 9., Belgium. He was born c. 1887. We have no information about William's family.

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In 1887, in the year that William Millar Ferguson was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1894, he was only 7 years old when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1899, he was only 12 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1904, by the time he was 17 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1917, in the year of William Millar Ferguson's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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c. 1911 - Oct 13, 1943 1911 - 1943
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c. 1896 - Apr 9, 1917 1896 - 1917
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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. 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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c. 1897 - Jul 2, 1945 1897 - 1945

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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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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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c. 1888 - Nov 14, 1916 1888 - 1916
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