John W. Furgison

John proved up a quarter in 33, 8N 48W in 1901.

One possibility is a John W. Furgison in Kearney County, Nebraska in 1900, a railroad agent - meaning he could easily make trips to comply with homestead residence requirements.  He's born April 1854 in Illinois, married 15 years to Myrta G. July 1868 also in Illinois.  They have Gwenn, Oct 1885 and John W. May 1888 both Nebraska.

Ferguson, John W.    and Myrta G. Wilets married 14 Nov. 1884 in Kearney County, Nebraska.\


September 7, 1911 Red Cloud Nebraska " John Ferguson died at the family home Tuesday afternoon after weeks of illness with stomach trouble.  Besides his wife he leaves one son, Albert Ferguson and six daughters, the Misses Della, Anna and Irene Ferguson, Mrs. Mae One and Mrs. Blanche Burr of Guide Rock, and Mrs. Mattie Hamilton of Red Cloud.


In 1885 Franklin County Nebraska there are two John Ferguson - cousins, both born in Scotland, farming, one 45 another 31.



In the Fort Morgan cemetery are John W. Ferguson 1853-1938 and Sarah E. Ferguson 1862-1945  Her parents are Levi and Margaret Parkins buried in Ringgold County, Iowa.