Walter Robert Ferguson

January 1837–27 August 1911 (Age 74)
Rhea, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Walter Robert

When Walter Robert Ferguson was born in January 1837, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, his father, Elias Ferguson, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Kennedy, was 36. He married Polly Ann Neal on 31 August 1857, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Dayton, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Yount Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 August 1911, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Walter Robert Ferguson
Polly Ann Neal
Marriage: 31 August 1857

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31 August 1857
Rhea, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 9

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 25

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Ferguson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Ferguson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter R Ferguson, "United States Census, 1880"

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