Ferguson, Silas M. Jr. 1882-1911

Obituary – Silas M. Ferguson, Jr.
East Liverpool Tribune

Silas M. Ferguson, Jr., aged 29 years, more familiarly known as “Doc,” died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Silas M. Ferguson, on West Fourth street, at 10:30 o’clock yesterday morning (August 29, 1911), following an illness of about eight months.

The death although not unexpected, came as a great shock to his wide circle of friends and relaltives. Deceased has been prominently identified with the office department of the East Liverpool Potteries company of Wellsville.

Mr. Ferguson was born in this city, June 11, 1882, and had spent his entire life here. His early education was received in the East Liverpool public schools, following which he took up the pottery business.

For more than 12 years Mr. Ferguson had been connected with the East Liverpool Pottery company in Wellsville. He held his position with his firm until his health compelled his withdrawal from active work. At various times during the course of the illness, the condition of the young man improved and hopes were entertained for his recovery. However, during the past few months it was evident the end was not far distant.

Due to his club affiliations and his congenial disposition, Mr. Ferguson was one of the best known young men in the city. He was an active member of the East Liverpool lodge No. 258, B. P. O. E. , and the Belmont club. Versatile in ability he participated in the various minstrels and entertainments of these two organizations. In religious circles he was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving him are his wife and two sons, Franklin Stanton, aged 4, and Wilbert H., aged 2. His parents and the following brothers and sisters also survive; T. P. Ferguson, Edward Ferguson, Mrs. John Talbert, Mrs. Walter Hazel and Nellie Ferguson, all of this city.

The funeral services will be held from the late home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Rev. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.


Funeral services over the remains of the late Silas Ferguson, Jr., will be held from the late home on West Fourth street at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Rev. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be made in the Riverview cemetery.

Friends may view the remains between the hours of 7 and 10 this evening.