William Percival Ferguson

(1896 - 1917)

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William Percival Ferguson
1896 - 1917
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c. 1896
Death
April 9, 1917
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William Percival Ferguson was born c. 1896. He died on April 9, 1917 at 21 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Percival Ferguson
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Roclincourt Military Cemetery I. A. 4. in France
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Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.
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William Percival Ferguson passed away on April 9, 1917 at 21 years old. He was buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery I. A. 4., France. He was born c. 1896. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1896, in the year that William Percival Ferguson was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1900, when he was only 4 years old, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1905, at the age of only 9 years old, William was alive when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1917, in the year of William Percival Ferguson's passing, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

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