Sarah Jane Fergerson
Useful Life Is Closed Early Sunday Morning
Mrs. Sarah Jane Fergerson, Wife of Capt. F. L. Fergerson,
Will Be Buried On Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Sarah Jane Fergerson, wife of Capt. F.L Fergerson, died Sunday
morning at 3 o'clock at the family home, 317 Castleton avenue.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at
Pleasant Hill, south of Dix, and burial will follow in Pleasant
Hill cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Bird Green.
Mrs. Fergerson was born August 12, 1855, on a farm east of Dix,
and her age was 72 years, 4 months and 25 days, at time of death.
Her maiden name was Mount and she was a member of an old and
highly respected family of the north part of Jefferson county.
Her father was born in Tennessee and he came to Jefferson county
many years ago. Mrs. Fergerson was the last survivor of her father's
family. Her mother, who before marriage was Miss Frances Williams,
also was born in Tennessee.
Mrs. Fergerson was twice married her first husband having been
named Stroud, and he preceded her in death years ago.
November 6, 1921, she and Capt. F.L. Fergerson were united in
Mrs. Fergerson is survived by her husband, Capt. F.L. Fergerson,
and two foster daughters, Mrs. Annie Williams, Mt. Vernon and
Mrs. May Oehmke, Danville, Il.
Mrs. Fergerson had not been in good health recently but the
sickness which resulted in her death was of three weeks' duration
and death was due to a complication of ailments. She was conscious
until the last and was patient throughout her sickness, although
a great sufferer until the end. About 7:00 o'clock Saturday night
her condition became more alarming, suffering a heart attack and
her death followed at 3 o'clock Sunday morning as stated.
Mrs. Fergerson was a lifelong member of the Baptist church and was
converted in early childhood. She had been a member of the East
Side Baptist church of this city ever since its organization.
She was devoutly religious, consecrated, loved her church, and in
the days of her health and strength was very active in the work of
the church. She was of the practical type of Christian, and showed
her faith by her works. Domestic in her tastes, she was in the true
sense of the work a homemaker, and she slighted no duty or
responsibility in the great work of maintaining a home. Mrs. Fergerson
will be remembered for the good she did and her example is an
inspiration to all who knew her.
Mt. Vernon Newspaper - 1929
Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms