Martha Ellen Ferguson

27 July 1861–17 February 1916 (Age 54)
Columbus, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Ferguson was born on 27 July 1861, in Columbus, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Allen Ferguson, was 47 and her mother, Charlotte Ford, was 44. She married John Luther Brown on 25 March 1877, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Parsons, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 17 February 1916, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Luther Brown
Martha Ellen Ferguson
Marriage: 25 March 1877
Evert B Brown
Isabelle Brown
Maude I Brown
Terrell E Brown
Benjamin Franklin Brown
Ova Alonso Brown

Spouse and Children

25 March 1877
Adams, Illinois, United States


    Evert B Brown


    Isabelle Brown


    Maude I Brown


    Terrell E Brown


    Benjamin Franklin Brown


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society

Age 1

"The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 15

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jugusen in household of Allan Jugusen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha E Sauer in household of John Sauer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mattie E Brown in household of J L Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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