Thomas M. Ferguson

8 October 1861–3 April 1923 (Age 61)
Trinity, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas M.

When Thomas M. Ferguson was born on 8 October 1861, in Trinity, Texas, United States, his father, John H. Ferguson, was 36 and his mother, Jane E. McWilliams, was 30. He married M. Etta Allen on 25 May 1888, in Columbia, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Cornie Township, Columbia, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died on 3 April 1923, at the age of 61.

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Thomas M. Ferguson
M. Etta Allen
Marriage: 25 May 1888

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25 May 1888
Columbia, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Pea Ridge

Age 1

By the time the Battle of Pea Ridge happened the Union forces had pushed Confederates through Missouri and Arkansas. This battle was important in securing Missouri for the Union and opening Arkansas for the Union.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 4

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 20

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas Ferguson in household of John H Ferguson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas M Furgison in household of Jane E Furgison, "United States Census, 1880"

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