Benjamin Dorsey Ferguson

23 March 1929–7 December 2010 (Age 81)
Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Benjamin Dorsey

When Benjamin Dorsey Ferguson was born on 23 March 1929, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjaman Dorsey Ferguson Sr, was 25 and his mother, Lillian Stephens, was 23. He married Sallye Gatewood Clark on 8 April 1953, in Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States. He died on 7 December 2010, in Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in May Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Benjamin Dorsey Ferguson
Sallye Gatewood Clark
Marriage: 8 April 1953

Spouse and Children

8 April 1953
Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjaman Dorsey Ferguson Sr


    Lillian Stephens




World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 7

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 22

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ben D Ferguson Jr. in household of Benjaman D Ferguson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ben D Ferguson in entry for John Randolph Ferguson and Linda Catherine Colvin, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Benjamin D Ferguson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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