Lorena Belle Ferguson

13 May 1895–17 December 1964 (Age 69)
Stewartsville, Robb Township, Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lorena Belle

When Lorena Belle Ferguson was born on 13 May 1895, in Stewartsville, Robb Township, Posey, Indiana, United States, her father, Jacob Rice McCoy Ferguson, was 43 and her mother, Mary Caroline Tieman, was 39. She married William Lyons in Indiana, United States. She lived in Shelby Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 17 December 1964, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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William Lyons
Lorena Belle Ferguson

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Rice McCoy Ferguson


    Mary Caroline Tieman




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lorena Ferguson in household of J R Furguson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ferguson, "Indiana Births and Christenings, 1773-1933"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lorena Belle Ferguson - Individual or family possessions: death: 17 December 1964; San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

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