Ferguson, William B. – Obituary

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

Funeral services for William (Bill) Ferguson, age 71, well known Enterprise and Baker, Ore., business man were conducted Friday, Feb. 27, in Gray’s West and Company Pioneer Chapel.

The Rev. Richard K. Toll of St. Stephens Episcopal Church officiated.

Burial followed in the family plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Ferguson died Wednesday, Feb. 24, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 12, 1904, in Corning, Kansas, the son of George and Mattie Mae Casey Ferguson. He had his schooling in Broken Bow and was married to Isla Pearl Williams, May 2, 1925, in Grande Island, Nebraska. He moved from Kansas to Nebraska and ranched with his father for several years. In 1944 he was in the automobile business in Enterprise, Oregon until 1966 when he moved to Baker City and operated Ferguson Motors with a dealership for Datsun vehicles until his retirement. He had been in the automobile business from 1935 to his retirement in Baker City.

He was a great outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all he loved Oregon and was always glad he had settled here.

He is survived by his wife, Isla; two sons, William C. Ferguson of Pendleton, Oregon, Jack Ferguson of Baker; two daughters, Audrey Best of Baker, Virginia Hayden of La Grande. Oregon; three brothers, Roy, Glen and Robert Ferguson all of Broken Bow; Kansas; three sisters, Edith Thompson of Colorado; Grace Bronson of Iowa; Hazel Tiff of Berwyn; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Mt. States Tumor Institute and this may be done at Grays’ West and Company.

Friends may call at the Chapel until noon Friday February 27.

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Newspaper Contributed By: Jack Ferguson



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 11 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas/ferguson-william-b-obituary.htm - Last updated on Oct 18th, 2011

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.