Saturday, May 21, 2011

Clemence A. Ferguson Obituary

Clemence A. Ferguson
Evening Review
Monday, Nov. 18, 1935

Funeral Services Wednesday for Former Election School Board Member

Clemence A. Ferguson, 70, grocer here for 45 years, and a former member of the board of education, died today at 5:40 a.m. at his home, 239 West Fourth street, after a brief illness. He had been in ill health for two years.
Mr. Ferguson was born at Rinard’s Mills, Monroe county, O., and taught school at Brownsville and other towns when a youth. He came here in 1890 and formed a grocery store partnership with George P. Schmidt in the Porter building in South Broadway.
In Business in Fifth Street
This partnership was dissolved later and Mr. Schmidt moved to East Sixth street, while Mr. Ferguson remained in the old location. He later purchased the Frank E. Oyster store in East Third street and Broadway, conducting business there until three years ago, when he moved to 238 West Fifth Street.
Mr. Ferguson, a Democrat in politics, formerly served on the Columbiana county board of elections and was a member of the old country tax equalization board, serving with J. S. Hilbert and the late Thomas H. Ar54buckle. He served two terms on the board of education.
Mr. Ferguson has been active in civic enterprises and was a trustee of the First United Presbyterian church for 38 years.
Leaves Widow and Daughter
Besides his daughter, Mrs. Grace Hart Ferguson, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Della P. Pollock of Rosemeade, Calif.

Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday at 8 p.m., in charge of Rev. L. J. Davison, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church. Burial will be made at West Alexander, Pa., Thursday.
Friends are asked to call at the home Tuesday night.

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