William Andrew Ferguson
b. 12 February 1885, d. 8 April 1977
- Father: Andrew Dexter Ferguson b. August 1857, d. 12 May 1943
- Mother: Augusta H. Preston b. November 1860, d. 9 January 1941
- William Andrew Ferguson was born on 12 February 1885 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
- Andrew Dexter Ferguson and Augusta H. Preston appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, and also children Courtland, Grace, Mable, Francis and Vernie, not yet recorded.. Other members of the household included William Andrew Ferguson.
- He was working as a postal clerk, according to the 1900 census.
- He married Hilda Elizabeth Mattson, daughter of Alexander Mattson and Emma Josefina Reini, on 18 January 1910 in Lead, South Dakota.
- William Andrew Ferguson and Hilda Elizabeth Mattson appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at 34 Park Avenue.
- He was employed as an amalgamator at a quartz mill, according to the 1910 census.
- William Andrew Ferguson registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Lawrence County, South Dakota, while living with his wife Hilda at 303 Park Avenue in Lead, and employed there by the Homestake Mining Company as a millwright.
- He was employed as a millwright at a mining company, according to the 1920 census.
- William Andrew Ferguson and Hilda Elizabeth Mattson appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at 303 Park Avenue. Other members of the household included William Andrew Ferguson Jr.
- William Andrew Ferguson and Hilda Elizabeth Mattson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Lead, South Dakota, at 303 Park Avenue. Other members of the household included William Andrew Ferguson Jr. and Elton Hobart Ferguson.
- He was a gold miner, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 15 August 1959 in the Lead Daily Call: Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ferguson were feted at a golden anniversary dinner Friday evening at the Lead Country Club by their children, Mrs. Frank Baird, Helena, Mont., William Ferguson Jr., Winona, Minn., and Elton Ferguson, Denver, Colo. Twenty-seven members of the family were present for the signal event.
Jan. 18, 1910, was the honored couple's wedding date and their children decided to celebrate the event during the summer when travel to the Hills is easiest and the scenery is at the peak of its beauty.
. . .
Those present included, besides the honored couple, Mr. and Mrs. Baird, Marilyn Baird, Helena; Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson Jr., Barbara, Margaret, Joe, Betty, and Billy Ferguson III, Winona; Mr. and Mrs. E. Ferguson, Debra Ann, Denver; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Pete) Mattson, Hot Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davies and Ross Davies, Brighton, Colo; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Frazier, Mrs. Ted Henry, Seattle, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mattson, John and Jim, Lead.
Hubert J. Mattson, Cold Water, Mich., and Jalmer M. Mattson, Tacoma, Wash., brothers of Mrs. Ferguson, were unable to be present.
- William Andrew Ferguson died on 8 April 1977 at age 92 in Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
- He was interred at West Lead Cemetery, Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
- William Andrew Ferguson became a widower at the 10 September 1977 death of his wife Hilda Elizabeth Mattson.
- Last Edited: 16 Jul 2016