Obit: Ferguson, Harry (1854 - 1918)

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Surnames: FERGUSON CORNWELL OGDEN ROGERS

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 12/19/1918

Ferguson, Harry (26 DEC 1854 - 14 DEC 1918)

Harry Ferguson, on of the best known conductors on the Omaha Line, died of apoplexy at his home in Minneapolis, Dec. 14, 1918.

He was born in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., Dec. 26, 1854, being the second white child born here. His father, Samuel Ferguson, was the first white man to make actual settlement and enter land in Clark County. Harry grew to manhood here and 34 years ago in August took up railroading. His efficiency and his unfailing kindness and courtesy made him known and loved by all who traveled on the trains. Not only as a railroad man, but as citizen, friend and neighbor was he loved and honored.

On May 5, 1877 he was married to Miss Alice Cornwell, who survives him. He also leaves three children: Mrs. Annie Carrol Ferguson Ogden, of Freeport, Ill., Mrs. Elsie Grace Ferguson Rogers, of Newport, Wash., and Bernard H. Ferguson, a noted singer of New York City.

Burial took place in the Neillsville Cemetery Tuesday, under the auspices of the Merrillan Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, a large number of Neillsville Masons meeting the train and taking part in the ceremonies at the grave.

 

 


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