Arra Ethel Ferguson

17 November 1885–16 October 1974 (Age 88)
Singleton, Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Arra Ethel

When Arra Ethel Ferguson was born on 17 November 1885, in Singleton, Bedford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Thomas Ferguson, was 25 and her mother, Mary Jane Holt, was 22. She married WILLIAM HENRY ROBERTSON on 27 December 1911, in East Lake, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. She lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 October 1974, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States.

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Arra Ethel Ferguson
Marriage: 27 December 1911

Spouse and Children




27 December 1911
East Lake, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Thomas Ferguson


    Mary Jane Holt





    Sarah Margaret Ferguson


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 10

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 24

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Arra Ethel Robertson in household of William Henry Robertson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arra Ethel Robertson in household of W H Robertson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arra E Ferguson in household of Henry T Ferguson, "United States Census, 1910"

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