William Stewart Ferguson

(1909 - 1944)

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William Stewart Ferguson
1909 - 1944
Born
c. 1909
Death
June 8, 1944
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William Stewart Ferguson was born c. 1909. He died on June 8, 1944 at age 35.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Stewart Ferguson
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William Stewart Ferguson
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'' Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery
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Service number: France
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: royal Winnipeg Rifles
Unit/ship/squadron: R.c.i.c.
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William Stewart Ferguson died on June 8, 1944 at 35 years of age. He was buried in '' Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery. He was born c. 1909. There is no information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1909, in the year that William Stewart Ferguson was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1916, by the time he was merely 7 years old, 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 1928, William was 19 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1935, at the age of 26 years old, William was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1944, in the year of William Stewart Ferguson's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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