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LTC Norman Elmore Ferguson, Jr

LTC Norman Elmore Ferguson, Jr

Birth
Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Mar 1985 (aged 84)
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Plot 11, 0, 315
Memorial ID 644142 · View Source
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Lt Col Norman Elmore Ferguson, Jr. is the son of Norman Elmo Ferguson, Sr. (1878-1939) and Sarah Eva Brown (1882-1947). He married Dora Marie Fuller (1900-1977) on 17 July 1923 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

News Article: "Christian Horizons, " about 1957.
Chaplain Ferguson Given Army Promotion
DENVER - Chaplain Norman E. Ferguson, who has served churches in Fort Smith and Little Rock, Ark., as well as Chattanooga, Tenn., has been promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Army's Chaplains Corps.
Chaplain Ferguson, who has been a chaplain at Fitzsimons Army Hospital, Denver, since 1954 soon will return to First Church, Fort Smith, as associate pastor and director of visitation and missions. Chaplain Ferguson and his wife, Dora F., will live at 909 N. 35th St., Fort Smith. Their son, Jeremy N., 18, is with them. A daughter, Mrs. Jean C. Matthews, lives at 310 W. Lynn St., Stuttgart, Ark. Another son, David J., 25, is attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. A third son, Ronald, 33, lives in Chicago.
The 55-year-old chaplain, who entered the Army from Tennessee in 1918, is a 1922 graduate of the University of Chattanooga. In 1924, he was a licensed minister with the Chattanooga Baptist Church. From 1926 to 1929 he was associate minister at the Highland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga.
In Arkansas, Chaplain Ferguson served as associate minister and director of church activities from 1929 to 1938 for the Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, and from 1938 to 1942 in a simiar capacity for the First Baptist Church, Fort Smith, and again from 1946 to 1950 when he became associate pastor of that church.
During World War II, Chaplain Ferguson served in the Southwest Pacific actions. After leaving active duty in 1946, he remained with the Reserve Officer Corps until his recall in August 1950. He served in Korea and Japan before coming to Fitzsimons, in 1954.
Among his decorations are: American and Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medals, American Defense Medal, Reserve Medal, World War II Victory Medal, United Nations and Korean Campaign Medals, Korean Presidential Citation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Chaplain Ferguson is a member of Kiwanis and the Masonic Lodge.


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  • Maintained by: James Parker
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 644142
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Norman Elmore Ferguson, Jr (9 Sep 1900–28 Mar 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 644142, citing Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by James Parker (contributor 47165812) .