Charles Ferguson - Returns from "death"

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Charles Ferguson - Returns from "death" - I nl of If-taideil be lur no to re. AFTER 32...
I nl of If-taideil be lur no to re. AFTER 32 YEARS. Charles Ferguson Returns to the Wife Ho Loft in His Youth-Sho Supposed Ho Was Dead. After nn absptirp of thirty-two yenrs Charles Ferguson has returned to his wlfo In Wllkps-Hnrre, Mrs. FeiKiison was rented In her home on Hnnlc stteet, near Hazle, Tuesday, when an aned, sray-hnlred man walked Into the loom and said he was her husband. She hail been told that her husband was dead nnd for many years hellevd him so and took the man to be nn Imposter. Incidents of a personal nature were passed between the two and the woman became convlnred that the inan really was her husband. Ferguson left lis young wife nt SO years of itge. He return with the weight of years upon him. Thirty-two years ago Mr. nnd Mrs. Ferguson lived on a farm In Wyoming county, One day Fergusan told his wife that he was tired of farming nnd Intended going away to look for work. When ho left he said that he would be back In a few days. Uay and weeks went by nnd nothing was heard or seen of him, Mrs. Ferguson and her child, a year and three mouths old, waited patiently nt the homestead for the leltirn of the husband and father, hill there were no tidings and she finally look her child and went to live on a farm In Wilght township, Luzerne county. As nothing was heaid about her husband she thought he must have met death In sm maiinej- and twelve years after his disappearance she mar-lied a Wright township farmer named .lonathau 15. Willis. Upsides being a farmer he was also a lumber dealer. Four children, two sons and two daughters, nil living with their mother In Wilkes-linrre were born of this union. Seven years ago last Faster one of the sons went outside of the home In Wright township nnd wns horrllled to see his father lying near the stpps with n ragged wound In the neck and a shotgun grasped firmly In his hands, Life was extinct. How he came to his death wns never found out, but the family bellevs the gun went off while he was examining It . The wife remained on the farm for some time and then took her four chll-dien and rattle to Wllkes-Harre and they have been living on Uank street for some time. The son whose father Is Ferguson nnd who was an Infant when the father left, remained In Wright township when his mother te-moved to Wllkes-Uane and Is now engaged In farming thete. Ferguson said he went away to look for work and wiote to his wife several time", hut never received an answer. He then concluded that his wife did not want him any longer and decided not to rettnn home. He worked his way AVest until he reached what was then AVashlngton tenltory. Thete he has been for twenty-seven yea is. He says be had done well and has accumulated some money. THE DEFICIENCY BILLS. I.. of In of In be At A. at In

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  1. The Scranton Tribune,
  2. 11 Jul 1901, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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