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LueDella Mae Ferguson Hollingsworth
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1887
Brady
McCulloch County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1974
Stamford
Jones County
Texas, USA

LueDella Mae "Della" or "Deller" Ferguson was born Aug 30 1887 in Brady, McCulloch Co, TX, the eldest daughter of six children of David Alston Ferguson & Mary Ann McCollaum. David's father Alston Ferguson & grandfather Joseph H Ferguson were 1834 immigrants from Kaskaskia Territory (IL) and proud citizens of the Republic of Texas.

Della was a beauty queen in the early days of Haskell TX where she married William Edward "Edd" Hollingsworth on Oct 12 1907.

Edd and Della had 6 children:
* Minnie Lee Hollingsworth 1908-1984 married Vernon Maurice Conner
* Edgar Lee "Tex" Hollingsworth 1910- 1972 married Inez Jeclia Farris & Drexell V (Griffin) Starr
* Maudie Mabel Hollingsworth 1920-1994 married Z T Burton & Joseph C Bowden Sr
* twins Beaula and unnamed stillborn female Jan 25 1925 -- Beaula lived 2 weeks
* unnamed stillborn male Feb 15 1928

Della worked along side her husband as hard working farmers outside Chillicothe, Hardeman Co, TX where they grew cotton, maize and sorghum and raised their family.

Della was a woman of conviction. Her grandfather's Spanish Land Grant #527 in Harrison County TX granted by Anson Jones on Jan 20 1846 left possession of the family. Della maintained that this land was taken by fraud and for 19 years between 1939 and 1958 from a little west Texas town with no assistance or copy machines, she diligently tried to seek remediation. She wrote numerous letters to authorities in East Texas and the capital at Austin as well as the TX and US Bureaus of Land Management in her attempt to clarify the situation.

Della was dearly loved as "Granny" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She passed from this life at the age of 86 on Feb 4, 1974 at Stamford, Jones Co, TX and was buried next to her beloved husband and partner at Rochester two days later.

 
 
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 Parents:
  David Aulston Ferguson (1857 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  William Edward Hollingsworth (1881 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Infants Of W E & Della Hollingsworth*
  Minnie Lee Hollingsworth Conner (1908 - 1984)*
  Edgar Lee Hollingsworth (1910 - 1972)*
  Maudie Mabel Hollingsworth Burton Bowden (1920 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  LueDella Mae Ferguson Hollingsworth (1887 - 1974)
  John Cornelius Ferguson (1890 - 1965)*
  Lenora Susan Ferguson Hibdon (1892 - 1959)*
  Joseph Austin Ferguson (1894 - 1939)*
  Mary Jane Ferguson Hollingsworth (1898 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rochester Cemetery
Rochester
Haskell County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Margo Troyer Hollingswor...
Originally Created by: ATK
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41518718
LueDella Mae <i>Ferguson</i> Hollingsworth
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LueDella Mae <i>Ferguson</i> Hollingsworth
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LueDella Mae <i>Ferguson</i> Hollingsworth
Added by: Lisa Lee Conner Cains
 
 
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