Bessie Ramona Ferguson

24 March 1930–20 December 2014 (Age 84)
Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie Ramona

When Bessie Ramona Ferguson was born on 24 March 1930, in Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States, her father, Elisha Joseph Ferguson, was 42 and her mother, Pansy Alberta Sutphin, was 37. She married Lewis Harden Ramsey on 16 May 1945, in Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Linville, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Linville Township, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 20 December 2014, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States.

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Lewis Harden Ramsey
Bessie Ramona Ferguson
Marriage: 16 May 1945

Spouse and Children

16 May 1945
Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 10

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 25

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Ferguson in household of Elisha Ferguson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Romona Furguson in household of Elicia Furguson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Ramona Fergson, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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