Illinois State Journal
Petersburg, Dec. 16 - Mrs. Nellie Ferguson, wife of John Ferguson, aged 40 years, died at her home east of this city Sunday night [in 1929] following an illness of ten days. She was born in this community where she has spent her entire life. She is survived by her husband and ten children, as follows: Mrs. Harry Bales, Petersburg; Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Springfield; Mrs. J. B. Craig, Petersburg; Edward, Petersburg, and Cecil, Audie, Russell, Virgil, Donald and Maxine, all at home. She is also survived by one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Mary Van Landingham, Lewiston; Harvey and Columbus McGary, both of this city. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Cumberland Presbyterian church, this city. Interment will be made in Lebanon cemetery.
Contributed by Matthew Ferricks