Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thomas J. Ferguson

According to the death certificate of Thomas J. Ferguson, he was born on June 20, 1890 to Henry and Alice (Smith) Ferguson in Easley, South Carolina. (The tombstone date reads June 30.) Easley is in Pickens County, South Carolina, which is located in the westernmost portion of South Carolina, in a part of the state known as the Golden Corner . By the 1930's, Thomas J. Ferguson was living in Sandusky, Ohio, and was employed at the Farrell Cheek Foundry.

On September 22, 1933, Thomas J. Ferguson passed away, following a lengthy illness. He was survived by his wife, a daughter, three brothers, and a sister. His mother, Mrs. Alice Gafele, of Easley, South Carolina, also survived him. Rev. Charles Gray officiated at funeral services for Thomas J. Ferguson, held at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. A World War One military marker adorns the tombstone of Mr. Ferguson.

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