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Mt. Vernon Newspaper - 1929

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 marriage.

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.

Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms 

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