Obit: Ferguson, Alice May (1860 - 1942)
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Surnames: Ferguson, Cornwell, Rogers, Ogden, Martion, Asp

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Nov. 1942

Ferguson, Alice May (10 Dec. 1860 - 1942)

Alice May Cornwell, was born Dec. 10, 1860, on a farm near Albany, N. Y. Her parents were Orville Corwell and Ann Palmer Corwell, who came to Clark County in 1865, settling on a farm near Neillsville, Wis.

She attended high school in Neillsville and taught in a rural school at the age of 15.

She was married to Harry F. Ferguson in 1877. They had six children, three of whom survived, Bernard, who is head of the Bernard Ferguson Vocal Studios, in St. Louis; Grace, Mrs. J. Lee Rogers, Spokane, Wash., and Anne, Mrs. C. F. Ogden, of Freeport, Ill.

Mrs. Ferguson was prominent in Eastern Star work having served as Worthy Matron while living in Marshfield. She also held state offices in that organization.

The last half of her life was spent in Minneapolis, where she was a member of the Nature Study club for 35 years, and active in church and community work. In 1940 she left Minneapolis to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Ogden, Freeport, Ill. She passed away while on a visit to her son, Bernard , in St. Louis. Mr. Ferguson preceded her in death December 15, 1918.

Services were held at the Jaster Funeral home at 9 a.m. Thursday, November 19, the Rev. O. Asp officiating.

Interment was made in the family lot in Neillsville, Wis.

 

 


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