Donald Nivison Ferguson

30 June 1882–11 May 1985 (Age 102)
Waupun, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Donald Nivison

When Donald Nivison Ferguson was born on 30 June 1882, in Waupun, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Drysdale J Ferguson, was 39 and his mother, Emily May Nivison, was 35. He lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 11 May 1985, at the age of 102.

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Drysdale J Ferguson
Emily May Nivison
William Harry Ferguson
Herbert T Ferguson
Albert Ferguson
Donald Nivison Ferguson

Parents and Siblings

    Drysdale J Ferguson





World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 27

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Donald M Ferguson in household of William H Ferguson, "United States Census, 1910"

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