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James Garland Ferguson, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1885
Silver Hill
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1978
Cook County
Illinois, USA


Jim Ferguson was a
good-hearted, successful
businessman who gave back
to his Arkansas community.

The Marshall Pulbic Library owes
its existence to the generous and
wise deeds of
James Garland Ferguson Sr.


Jim Ferguson was the SON of
FATHER - James Wiley Ferguson
MOTHER - Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Ferguson

He had 8 siblings



* Western Grove Academy
* Marshall Academy
* Valparaiso University - 1910
* University of Arkansas Law School



Ferguson was:
* Director of Western Grove Academy
* Superintendent of Marshall High School
* Sssistant State Superintendent
of Public Education


Ferguson was HUSBAND to
WIFE - Hattie Maude Mays

They were wed on June 12, 1914

He was FATHER to
SON - Jim G. Jr.
SON - Bill
DAUGHTER - Winfred Lee
DAUGHTER - Sarah Elizabeth


He was:
* Ark. Commissioner of Mines,
Manufacturers, and Agriculture (191924)
* unsuccessful race for the nomination
for Democratic governor
* Executive Vice-President with
Continental Life Insurance Co.
* Washington National Insurance Company

Ferguson made contributions to:
local schools and churches
along with donations to Arkansas Baptist
Hospital and St. Vincent Infirmary
(Medical Center).

Ferguson donated $2 for every $1 the
citizens of Searcy County raised for a
library. Several others donated when
the community fell short; However,
the handsome new red brick (Colonial
style)library was built! It is a treasured
part of the region today, available for
a host of activities as well as providing
books and magazines and computers to link
the little town to the entire globe.

It was named in honor of the major
benefactor -- 'Jim Ferguson.'



"In the night of death,
hope sees a star,
and listening love
can hear the rustle of a wing."

BY - Robert Ingersoll


This biography is
humbly presented by
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley / Arkansas

Family links: 
  James Wiley Ferguson (1842 - 1913)
  Mary Elizabeth Jones Ferguson (1844 - 1915)
  Hattie Maude Mays Ferguson (1893 - 1985)
  Jim Garland Ferguson (1916 - 2002)*
  Bill Ferguson (1919 - 1995)*
  William Zachary Ferguson (1867 - 1941)*
  Martha Moxena Ferguson Jones (1870 - 1957)*
  Sarah J. Ferguson Brown (1872 - 1901)*
  Andrew Jackson Ferguson (1875 - 1961)*
  Ebed Riley Ferguson (1877 - 1960)*
  Zebulon Vance Ferguson (1879 - 1962)*
  Thomas E. Ferguson (1882 - 1883)*
  James Garland Ferguson (1885 - 1978)
*Calculated relationship
East Lawn Cemetery
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Kim Mays
Originally Created by: Someone Who Cares...
Record added: Dec 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45490297
James Garland Ferguson, Sr
Added by: Tinkalew
James Garland Ferguson, Sr
Added by: Tinkalew
James Garland Ferguson, Sr
Added by: Kim Mays
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The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and CultureJim Ferguson Sr. (18851978)aka: James Garland Ferguson Sr.The Marshall (Searcy County) library owes its existence to James Garland Ferguson Sr., a man with roots in the Ozark Plateau. This son of homesteade...(Read more)
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A man who understood that a good education is the most valuable gift (besides LIFE itself)...
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 Added: Jan. 7, 2010

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