|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1839|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 7, 1907|
Marshall Mountain Wave - May 11, 1907
Thos. M. Ferguson died on Tuesday May 7, 1907 at 12:30 o'clock p.m., at his home in Marshall from heart failure. he took suddenly ill and died within twenty six hours; although he had been in bad health for some time, his death came unexpectedly to his family and frineds. The remains were interred in the Canaan Cemetery on Wednesday under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. A large gatheing of sorrowing relatives and freinds were present ot pay the last sad rites to the departed.
Mr. Ferguson was born near Waynesville, Haywood County, NC on Sept 21, 1839. he attended the common free schools of his country and received a common school education, and was attending high school when the Civil War broke out. He held several first grade certificates and taught school in several states and territories. He was one of the best common free school teachers of his day.
At the age of sixteen he enlisted as a volunteer in Cherokee County, North Carolina, on June 19, 1861 and served as a soldier and fought bravely for the Confederate cuase, in Company A, Second north Carolina Cavalry, Nineteenth Regiment (State Troops) until the surrender of General Rob. E Lee's army at Appomattox, April 19th, 1865.
He came to Arkansas in the early 80's. He was married to Mrs. Malinda Parks on November 19, 1891. Their marriage was a happy one. To this wedlock was given two girls, Violet and Myrtle.
He was a devoted Christian. He joined the Christian Church in McNary County, Tennessee and was baptized by Rev. Meek. Shortly after his arrival in Arkansas, he placed his membership in the Christian Church at Marshall.
Mr. Ferguson was 67 years, seven months, and sixteen days old at the time of his death. He was a good citizen, progressive and public spirited. In his loss, his wife loses a devoted husband, his children a loving father and the community a conscientious, Christian citizen.
Malinda Ellen Horton Ferguson (1855 - 1941)*
Created by: nancy weaver
Record added: May 20, 2009
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