Obit: Ferguson, James (1846 - 1914)

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Surnames: Ferguson, Palmer, Jack


----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  September 17, 1914


Ferguson, James (16 Aug 1846 - 28 Aug 1914)


James Ferguson, a former resident of Neillsville, died at Wenatchee, Wash., on Aug. 28th.  Mr. Ferguson was born in Erie, Pa., Aug 16, 1846.  He came to Neillsville in 1854 and lived here many years.  When only 15 years he enlisted in Co. I 14th Wis. Infantry and served all through the war.  He was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth and Vicksburg, and later was in the Red River Expedition and the Missouri campaign. 


Mr. Ferguson was married in Neillsville to Miss Amelia Palmer, who survives him.  He leaves also a daughter, Mrs. Clara Jack, and a son, J.E. Ferguson, both living in Wenatchee.


During his residence here, Mr. Ferguson was postmaster for twelve years.  He took an active part in republican politics and was a prominent Mason, Odd Fellow and G.A.R. member.  He engaged in several enterprises after going to Washington, and in 1892 settled at Wenatchee and went into the sheet metal business, retiring about two years ago.  He was at one time mayor of Wenatchee and took a prominent part in the city’s public life for many years.




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