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Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

Rodabaugh (View posts)
Posted: 5 Dec 2012 7:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ferguson
Is there a kind soul who could look up & possibly copy two newspaper obituaries for me? I am looking for Robert L. Ferguson who died december 21, 1992 and his wife Martha Jean Ferguson who died October 19, 1997. Both last lived at San Antonio, Bexar Co., NY. I am not certain where they are buried. Thank you for any assistance. Tim in Upstate NY

Re: Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

PaSain (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2012 3:39AM GMT
Classification: Query

Name: Robert L. Ferguson
Birth: 9 May 1926
Death: 21 Dec 1992 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America
Civil: Texas - social security # issued in Texas

Name: Martha J. Ferguson
Birth: 2 Feb 1930
Death: 19 Oct 1997 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America
Civil: Texas

Tim, no obits are coming up online. It appears that Robert's middle name is Lavelle and Martha Jean was a Deviney. Linda Joyce born 03 Jul 1951, Robert Jr 20 Nov 1954, William Chandler 10 Oct 1956, Daniel Bruce 29 Jul 1959 all Bexar County.

Linda Joyce has a daughter Katherine Giselle Ferguson 14 Jan 1985. She may have married Kenneth M Keegan 01 June 1969 in Bexar Co he was 19.

Robert Jr & Lynda Joy Eubanks; Robert Ian 13 Sept 1986, Maura Lynn 05 Oct 1988 Bexar Co.

William Chandler & Patricia Lynn Smith born abt 1957 have Jessica Lynn 19 Dec 1996 Bexar Co. If he lived in Dallas he had Drew Chandler 05 May 1992 and John William 12 June 1993 with Sheila Diane Pulaski marriage record match in Dallas 14 Feb 1990 she was 31.

Daniel Bruce and Jennifer Leigh Wear had Daniel Robert 26 Mar 1984. They married in San Saba Co 31 Jul 1983 she was 22.

1930 & 1940 Lockhart, JP 1, Caldwell Co TX 116 Prairie Lea St, residence in San Marcos TX in 1935.
Samuel A Deviney 56 born TX flagman / road construction was 34 when he married he had been a blacksmith.
Ella WIESEPAPE Deviney 42 born TX was 20 when she married
Geraldine Deviney 16 born TX
Samuel N Deviney 14 born TX
Martha Jean Deviney 10 02 Feb 1930 Maxwell, Caldwell County

name: Martha Jean Deviney
event: Birth
event date: 02 Feb 1930
event place: Maxwell, Caldwell, Texas, United States
gender: Female
father: S A Deviney
mother: Ella Wiesepape born TX
certificate number: 12176
digital folder number: 004687140
image number: 03359
Citing this Record
"Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," index and images, FamilySearch (

Were Robert's parents Robert Lawrence Ferguson born Reidsville, NC 28 Sept 1888 and Eula T b. TX abt 1890 if so they lived in Dallas Texas in 1930 & 1940 or Robert and Kate who were both born in TX and lived in McLennan Co TX in 1940. There was no birth record filed at the time of his birth if born in Texas.

According to Lindmark, Thomsen, Plancich, Family Tree owned by OldSwede2 his parents were Walter S Ferguson and Susan Anna Rodabaugh. This person has all of the 5 sons noted.

Richard Ferguson 06 Feb 1929 NY - 17 May 1981 Sacramento, California death record does not give mother's maiden name and his social security number was issued in the state of Maine before 1951.

name: Walter Ferguson
titles & terms:
event: Marriage
event date: 27 Nov 1919
event place: New York, United States
age: 29
marital status:
previous spouse:
estimated birth year: 1890
father: Henry Ferguson
father's titles & terms:
mother: Anna Smith
mother's titles & terms:
additional relatives:
spouse: Susie Rodabaugh
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's age: 18
spouse's marital status:
spouse's race:
spouse's birthplace:
spouse's estimated birth year: 1901
spouse's father: Harry Rodabaugh
spouse's father's titles & terms:
spouse's mother: Clark
spouse's mother's titles & terms:
reference number: v 2 rn 7658
film number: 849270
frame number:
digital folder number: 004515447
image number: 00300
Citing this Record
"New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935," index and images, FamilySearch (

1920 Chemung co, NY
Joseph Hagen Austria
wife born NY
border Walter S Ferguson M 29y Florida father NY mother PA
border Susie Ferguson F 18y Pennsylvania parents PA

1920 Elmira directory, Chemung Co, Walter S Ferguson, employee Elmira Foundry co residence 312 Woodlawn Ave.

Name: Walter Ferguson
Residence Year: 1923
Street Address: 206 1/2 W 13th
Residence Place: Elmira, New York
Occupation: Emp Elmira Foundry Co
Publication Title: Elmira, New York, City Directory, 1923

1930 Tyre, Seneca, NY
head Walter S Ferguson M 38 Florida parents FL married Susan when he was 28
wife Susan A Ferguson F 28 Pennsylvania she was 18
son Harry Oakland Ferguson M 9 New York
son Walter J Ferguson M 7 New York
son George Ralph Ferguson M 5 New York 27 Feb 1924 - 08 June 1988 Clyde, Wayne Co NY
son Robert L Ferguson M 3 New York
son Richard Ferguson M 1 New York

1940 Lyons Town, Wayne, NY
head Eugene Baltzel M 52 New York
wife Carrie Baltzel F 54 New York
boarder Gladys Marsteiner F 15 New York
boarder Robert Ferguson M 13 New York
boarder Richard Ferguson M 11 New York
boarder Charles Wilks M 55 New York
boarder Vernon Mc Mullan M 32 New York

name: Harry Furgeson
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Huron Town, Wayne, New York, United States
gender: Male
age: 19
marital status: Single
race (original):
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Hired man
birthplace: New York
estimated birth year: 1921
residence in 1935: Same Place
enumeration district number: 59-18
family number: 50
sheet number and letter: 3A
line number: 22
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 2800
digital folder number: 005459481
image number: 00547
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Herbert Young M 57 Canada
wife Nellie Young F 55 Canada
hired man Harry Furgeson M 19 New York

name: Walter Ferguson
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Ward 23, Milwaukee, Milwaukee City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States VA Natl home for disabled soldiers
gender: Male
age: 49
marital status: Married
race (original):
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Member
birthplace: Florida
estimated birth year: 1891
residence in 1935: Daytona Beach, Volusia, Florida
enumeration district number: 72-513
family number:
sheet number and letter: 4B
line number: 57
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 4563
digital folder number: 005461272
image number: 00034

Name: Walter Ferguson
City: Erie, 462 E 25th
County: Erie
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: New Smyrna, Florida,United States of America
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1890
Race: Caucasian (White)
Draft Board: 3 05 June 1917 WW I draft had wife and children, employed at Urick? foundry Co as a moulder which was Walter S Ferguson's occupation in New York.

Name: Walter Ferguson
SSN: 128-07-9552
Last Residence: New York
Born: 2 Jul 1890
Died: Aug 1963
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

1910 Meadville, Crawford, PA
Charles H Devore 48
Johanna Devore 47
Walter Fergusen 20 son in law born Florida married 1 yr father born NY mother PA moulder/iron works
Marie Fergusen 21
May M Devore 14
Raymond S Devore 18

name: Harry Oakland Ferguson
titles & terms:
event: Death
event date: 16 Feb 1994
event place: Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina
birth year: 1920
estimated birth year:
burial date:
burial place: Hendersonville, N.C.
cemetery: Shepherd Mem. Pk. Crematory
funeral home:
residence: Hendersonville, Henderson, N.C.
street address: Rt. 5 Box 635 Lot 40
gender: Male
death age: 73
marital status: Married
race: White
occupation: Truck Driver
birth date: 20 Dec 1920
birthplace: Elmira, New York
father: Walter S. Ferguson
father's titles & terms:
father's place of birth:
mother: Susan Rodabaugh
mother's titles & terms:
mother's place of birth:
spouse: Evelyn Prentiss
spouse's titles & terms:
additional relatives:
reference number: v 8A cn 8259
film number: 1992303
Citing this Record
"North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, FamilySearch (

Name: Harry Oakland Ferguson
Marriage Date: 15 Mar 1942
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Place: Camp Langdon, New Hampshire
Birth Date: abt 1921
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Walter S Ferguson
Mother's Name: Susan Rodabough
Spouse Name: Evelyn Prentiss
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Father's Name: Albert Prentiss
Spouse Mother's Name: Jenny Rose Mitchell
FHL Film Number: 2293015

Name: Harry O Ferguson
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: New York
State of Residence: New York
Enlistment Date: 2 Oct 1940
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: Rochester
Branch: Field Artillery
Branch Code: Field Artillery
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Alaska
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 69
Weight: 178

Walter S Ferguson born 1923 NY also enlisted in Rochester 20 Jan 1943 resident of Wayne County single, 3 yrs of high school, Civil Occupation: Plumbers, gas fitters, and steam fitters.

Ava Berdell Weimer Ferguson
LYONS - Ava Berdell Weimer Ferguson, 87, a resident of the Wayne County Nursing Home since 2004, passed away Sunday (April 24, 2011).
Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday (Apr. 26) at Weeks-Keysor Funeral Home, 5 Phelps St., Lyons, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in South Lyons Cemetery.
For those wishing, memorials may be directed to , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 in her memory.
Ava was born June 4, 1923 in Artemas, Penn., a daughter to Ella Shipley Morse. She was a graduate of Lyons High School, Genesee Hospital School of Nursing and Empire State College. She was a veteran of the Army during WWII as a Second Lieutenant in the Nurse Corps. She worked as a nurse at E.J. Barber Hospital in Lyons and also for Wayne County Public Health. She was a school nurse at North-Rose Wolcott and Newark High Schools and later a nurse at Central Square Health Center. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Lyons and was an officer in the Syracuse Weaver's Guild. Ava valued God, Country, family, education and hard work.
Survived by five children, Walter S. Ferguson III, Ruth A. Bond, Marie Laird, Shirley Ferguson and Lois Ferguson; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by husband Walter S. Ferguson II in 2001 and grandson Eric Laird in 1992. Published in Finger Lakes Times from April 26 to April 28, 2011

Name: Walter Ferguson
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1923
Death Date: 16 Feb 2001
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 094160913
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 27 Jan 1943
Release Date 1: 29 Sep 1945
Source Information: U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011

Name: Walter S. Ferguson
SSN: 094-16-0913
Last Residence: 05077 Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States of America
Born: 5 Dec 1922
Died: 16 Feb 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

Name: Harry Oakland Ferguson
Gender: Male
Residence State: California
Spouse: Concetta Ferguson
Spouse residence state: California
Marriage Date: 16 Dec 1989
Marriage County: Clark
Officiant Type: Religious celebrant
Recorded Date: 22 Dec 1989
Recorded County: Clark
Book: 1222
Page: C172426
Instrument number: 94455

Re: Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

Rodabaugh (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2012 2:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ferguson
Thank you so much! This is way more than I was expecting. I sincerely appreciate your assistance. Is there a library in Bexar Co. that I should possibly write to for a copy of their obituaries? I didn't even know that they had children so you have really opened up a whole new branch of my tree. I may try to contact the children too. Thank you again. Tim

Re: Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

PaSain (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2012 11:10PM GMT
Classification: Query


San Antonio Central Library located 600 Soledad, San Antonio, 78205 phone 210 207 2500.


Re: Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

Rodabaugh (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 2012 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ferguson
Thank you so much Paula. I will give them a try. Tim

Re: Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

Cynthia Massey (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 2012 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Ferguson
I found Robert's obit in the SA newspaper, but not Martha's.

FERGUSON Ferguson, 66, worked at phone company
San Antonio Express-News - Wednesday, December 23, 1992
FERGUSON Ferguson, 66, worked at phone company
Robert L. Ferguson worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. more than 39 years, retiring in 1987.
During World War II, he served in the Navy on the USS Bismarck Sea in the Pacific.
Ferguson died in a hospital Monday of heart problems. He was 66.
A native of Shreveport, La., his mother died when he was 3 years old.
His father moved with him and his sister to their grandmother's home in Plainview. Two years later the family moved
to San Antonio to live with an aunt.
Ferguson graduated from Jefferson High School and then entered the Navy.
In 1948, he went to work for the telephone company. He and Martha Jean DeViney were married in San Antonio in
1950. They became the parents of four children.
Ferguson became active in scouting and in several Lutheran churches during the years. He was an elder in Our
Savior Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.
"My husband was a great man and everybody loved him," his wife said. "He was a Literacy Group volunteer in the
Northeast School District for some years.
"His hobbies included calligraphy, sailing his boat on Canyon Lake and doing beautiful woodwork. In our den are a
credenza, coffee table, end table, a crystal cabinet and a sewing cabinet he made for me."
Additional survivors, all of San Antonio, are a daughter, Linda F. Alwine; three sons, Buddy Ferguson, Billy
Ferguson and Danny Ferguson; a sister, Beverly Carter; and eight grandchildren.
Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Tauscher officiating.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Page: 1D
Index Terms: CHKHED
Record Number: 89488
Copyright 1992, 2002 San Antonio Express-News

Re: Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

Rodabaugh (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 2012 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Cynthia. I appreciate you doing this for me. Tim in upstate NY.

Re: Robert & Martha Jean Ferguson - newspaper obituaries

PaSain (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 2012 11:19PM GMT
Classification: Query

Then Robert Lavelle Ferguson was not the son of Walter S Ferguson and Susan Rodabuagh.

He may not have been born in Louisiana and appears to be in in San Antonio in the 1940 census with father Largent L Ferguson born TX 08 Mar 1895 and died in San Antonio 25 Nov 1968 barber by trade son of Joseph Ferguson and Cornelia Cook. He was buried in Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport and R L Ferguson was the informant. His sister was Beverly Ferguson born about 1928.

name: Lura E Ferguson
death date: 27 Mar 1930
death place: Shreveport, , Caddo, Louisiana
gender: Female
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
age: 27
estimated birth year: 1903
birth place: Texas
marital status: Married
spouse's name:
father's name: O L Baughman
mother's name: Young
film number: 2311619
image number: 00148
certificate number: 3181
digital folder number: 4216026
Citing this Record
"Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956," index, FamilySearch (

Beverly Jo Ferguson - James Anthony Carter
Theresa Jean Carter 03 Sept 52 and James Lance Carter 30 Jan 56 both Bexar County.

Charles Frank Baughman 24 Jan 1910 Archer City TX - 10 Nov 1978 Hale County Texas, where Plainview is located, son of Oscar Lee Baughman and Katie Lee Young.

1910 Archer, Archer Co TX
self Oscar L Baughman M 26y Texas
wife Katie L Baughman F 24y Tennessee
dau Lura M Baughman F 2y Texas
son Charles F Baughman M y 2m Texas

1920 Van Zandt Co TX
self Oscar Lee Baughman M 36y Texas
wife Katie L Baughman F 34y Tennessee
dau Lora E Baughman F 11y Texas
son Chas F Baughman M 9y Texas
dau Mildred C Baughman F 7y Oklahoma
son Olen Lee Baughman M 1y5m Texas
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