Nannie Edward Ferguson

7 March 1866–28 August 1951 (Age 85)
Sweetwater, Monroe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nannie Edward

When Nannie Edward Ferguson was born on 7 March 1866, in Sweetwater, Monroe, Tennessee, United States, her father, John C Ferguson, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Catherine Cunningham, was 35. She married William M. Popplewell on 30 July 1889, in Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Orange, Orange, California, United States in 1920 and Vista Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 August 1951, in Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William M. Popplewell
Nannie Edward Ferguson
Marriage: 30 July 1889
Ruth Edyth Poppelwell
Marjorie Giger Popplewell

Spouse and Children

30 July 1889
Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Catherine Cunningham




    Nicholas Walker Ferguson


    Sarah Caroline Ferguson


    Robert H Ferguson


    Jehu G Ferguson


    Joseph L Ferguson


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 3

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 25

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nannie Popplewell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • N A Furguson in household of E C Furguson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy A Ferguson in household of John Ferguson, "United States Census, 1870"

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