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Elias E "Dutch" Ferguson
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1882
Christian County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1918
Hettinger County
North Dakota, USA

Popular Drayman is Knocked Off Horse and Drowns Before He is Rescued
The news of the drowning of E. E. Ferguson spread over town last Wednesday evening like wild fire and came as a shock barbed with pain and sorrow. When this paper last came to you the deceased was upon our streets greeting his friends with a happy smile. Today all that was mortal of our friend and townsman is at peaceful rest in the silent city. Mr. Ferguson had been preparing all day Wednesday for the Loyalty League celebration the next day and he had erected a stand on the First National Bank corner. After his supper Wednesday evening he and Lacey Roberts, who was working for him, took a team down to the river to wash them up for the Red Cross wagon in the parade the Forth. While on one of the horses the other one knocked Mr. Ferguson off into the dep water just west of the Northern Pacific dam, and as he fell he called for help, Mr. Roberts went to his assistance immediately, but owing to the fact that the horse must have injured Mr. Ferguson in some way, Mr. Roberts was unable to get him out of the deep water and almost went down himself. It was only a few moments until others were there, but it must have been thirty minutes before they succeeded in getting Mr. Ferguson out of the water and he was too far gone to bring him back to life. Dr. Maercklein and Dr. Allen arrived before he was taken out of the water and they with the help of a number of other townsmen, worked over him for nearly two hours before they gave up hopes of bringing him back to life. E. E. Ferguson was born at Assumption, Illinois, August 15, 1882, and died at Mott Wednesday evening July 3rd 1918. He grew to manhood in the little Illinois city and came to the Dakotas in 1905 and moved to Mott in April 1915. While in Mott he with his brother, John, conducted a dray and transfer business for a while, when he bought out his brother and was conduction the business himself at the time of his sudden death. He was married Hettinger to Miss Jessie I. Campbell and two children, Kenneth and Marjorie, came to bless the union. Besides his sorrowing wife and children he leaves three brothers, Nic of Bentley, Ed of Balts, N.D., John of Mott and five sisters, Mayme Ferguson of Manley, Iowa; Mrs. E. Stock of Manley, Iowa; Mrs. John Bailey of Osage, Iowa Mrs. C. Oliver and Mrs. Gus Buehler of Mott, to mourn his loss. Mrs. Ferguson's mother, Mrs. L. E. Campbell of St. Paul and Mrs. A. Lange, a sister were present at the funeral which was held from the First Congregational church of Morr Saturday afternoon, Rev Cutler officiating. It was one of the largest and most impressive ever held in the city and the remains were laid at rest in the Mott cemetery. To the broken hearted mother, children, brothers, sisters and relatives, who sit in sorrow here his footsteps shall never again find echo, we extend the sympathy of the community who knew hem. When they have drained the cup may the peace that passeth all understanding come to them form One who cares for each little sparrow that falls. 
Family links: 
  George Augusta Ferguson (1843 - 1907)
  Mary Grogan Ferguson (1848 - 1887)
  Jessie Campbell Ferguson (1887 - 1936)*
  Kenneth E. Ferguson (1912 - 1944)*
  James Terrence Ferguson (1871 - 1952)*
  Elizabeth Ann Ferguson Stock (1874 - 1953)*
  Rose Ferguson Bailey (1875 - 1954)*
  Julia Ellen Ferguson Oliver (1877 - 1963)*
  John Ferguson (1880 - 1923)*
  Elias E Ferguson (1882 - 1918)
  Mary Ellen Grogan Ferguson (1884 - 1970)*
  Margaret Jane Ferguson Buehler (1887 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunny Slope Cemetery
Hettinger County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Ed Oliver
Record added: Feb 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34278875
Elias E Dutch Ferguson
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