Mary Ann Ophelia Grafton

24 August 1872–1953 (Age 80)
Union, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ann Ophelia

When Mary Ann Ophelia Grafton was born on 24 August 1872, in Union, Louisiana, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Grafton, was 32 and her mother, Julia Amanda Davis, was 27. She married Lucius M Ferguson on 15 November 1891, in Union, St. James, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ward Four, Union, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years and Bernice, Union, Louisiana, United States in 1920. She died in 1953, in Union, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Lucius M Ferguson
Mary Ann Ophelia Grafton
Marriage: 15 November 1891
Hulett A Ferguson
Lola Ferguson
Leonard C Ferguson
Edgar Grafton Ferguson
Herbert F Ferguson
Allie Verla Ferguson

Spouse and Children

15 November 1891
Union, St. James, Louisiana, United States




    Edgar Grafton Ferguson


    Lola Ferguson


    Herbert F Ferguson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Grafton





    William Franklin Grafton


    W F Grafton


    John Bradford Grafton


    Hulett Arvyzene Grafton



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named from Old English grāf ‘grove’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ophilia Furguson in household of Lucius M Furguson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary O Ferguson in household of Luceus M Ferguson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ohhelia Fergason in household of Lucius M Fergason, "United States Census, 1920"

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