December 20, 1906|
Mr. G. H. Ferguson
Died Nov. 14th, 1906 at 6 o'clock p. m., Granville H. Ferguson, aged 75 years, six months and one day. Only two days before his faithful and loving wife had preceded him to the better world. He had had a long siege with the lagrippe, but was not considered in a dangerous condition till the night before he died. The exposure incident to his wife's death and burial brought on tonsilitis and his vitality was so low that in less than twenty-four hours he breathed his last. He was born May 14th 1831 in Russell Co., Va. On June 20th, 1859 he was married to Miss Manerva Samples. To them were born eleven children, eight of whom survive. J. J., W. S. and Granville Ferguson, Mrs. Melissa Hamilton, Mrs. Florence Fugate, Mrs. Ellen Nickels, Mrs. Betty Francisco, Mrs. Maggie Frazier. All were with him at the time of his death except his youngest son, Granville.
His first wife died April 26th, 1876. Several years later he married Miss Sarah Price and brought his family to Scott county to reside at the home where both his own and his wife's death occurred.
Years ago he made a Christian profession, but united with the Baptist church at New Bethel just a few weeks before his death. This faith was firm and he said he had "Jesus in his heart and he was so precious."
He served his country in the Confederate army. "Uncle Granville" as he was familiarly called was a faithful friend and a good neighbor as well as a loving father and husband. He will be missed in the community where he had done many kindnesses. He was magistrate at the time of his death of Johnson District.