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
1871–1940
Mary Ann Ophelia Grafton
1872–1953
Marriage: 15 November 1891
Hulett A Ferguson
1893–1956
Lola Ferguson
1902–
Leonard C Ferguson
1895–1969
Edgar Grafton Ferguson
1898–1975
Herbert F Ferguson
1915–1916
Allie Verla Ferguson
1918–2007

Spouse and Children

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

(6)

    Female1893–1956Female

    Male1895–1969Male

    Edgar Grafton Ferguson

    Male1898–1975Male

    Lola Ferguson

    Female1902–Female

    Herbert F Ferguson

    Male1915–1916Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Grafton

    Male1840–1930Male

    Female1845–1933Female

siblings

(15)

    William Franklin Grafton

    Male1867–1914Male

    W F Grafton

    Male1868–Male

    John Bradford Grafton

    Male1869–1873Male

    Hulett Arvyzene Grafton

    Female1871–1871Female

    Female1872–1953Female

+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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