Ferguson Owen - Mattie Ferguson Pierson's father - obituary Delaware County Times 15 Apr 1914 pg 1
OWEN FERGUSON Owen Ferguson, in hia seventieth year and for nearly all his life a resident of this city, died at 3.30 o'clock Tuesday morning o£ heart failure at !lii> home of )ua son-in-law. Calvf.-i. t'urdwel), of 425 East Fourth Btrett. Mr. Ferguson had l>eon 111 for five month)?, and during that time nad suffered several severe attacks of the heart: from which he was hardly ex- pCL-ted to recover. A trasic feature ot the death Is that one of hia daughter*. Mrs. Bessie Card well, who livea in tht- same houHe. is very 111 with tubercular trouble, and H was at one time Itared that she would not survive her father. Her condition at present Is .serious. Mr. Forgu.ion was born at Elk- ilnle. Chester County, and cume to thin city when very young. He was a chipper by trade and worked for more tlian tefi years for the Penn Steel Casting* and Machine Co. Hfr also worked for :\ time on one of the railroads. Ill health forced his retirement. Mr. l-er- Kuson's wife died about two yearj »go. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, all or whom live in Chester. They arc George A. and Howard Ferguson, Mro. Besslo Cantwell. Mrs. jlattle Pearson and Miss Annie Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson w:iy i.ot a member of any church or secret society, though an attendant at St Paul's Protestant Episcopal church, whoso rector, Rev. Francis M. Taltt, will conduct the funeral. This will he held Friday at 2.30 o'clock, at his son-ln-lan's home, 425 East Fourth street, with private interment in Chester Rural Cemetery. Tho remains may lye viewed at the house, Thursdnv evening, from 7 to 10 o'clock, and nil employes of the Penn Steel Castings and Machine Company arc invited to do so.