These are the last of the photos of Hazel.
Hazel Ferguson 1908 she would have been 18 years old.
Then the photos stop for a long time.
Twenty years later.
December 1928 Hazel would have been 38 years old.
Almost three years later. Hazel in September of 1931.
At 3215 Cutter Way Sacramento Calif September 1931.
What do we know about Hazel?
Hazel was born in April of 1890 to J. H. Ferguson and Emma Waldron Ferguson.
Hazel Ferguson married Phillip Farley. Then she was married to Lloyd Rackerby.
Jim H. Ferguson ( Hazels Father) died March 4, 1914 in Sacramento California.
Death Notice (unknown paper)
FERGUSON - In this city, March 4, 1914, James H. Ferguson, husband of Emma J. Ferguson; father of Hazel Farley; a native of Virginia, aged 63 years 8 months. He is buried in Sacramento California at the Oddfellows Lawn Cemetery.
Hazel Rackerby nee Ferguson (b. 28 Apr 1890 in California d. 8 Jan 1961) Hazel lived to be 71 years old.
I cannot find a grave for Hazel.
What do we know of Emma?
She was born in Maine in 1853 and came to California when she was ten years old. She married Solomon Haslam in 1868 when she was 15 years old.
Sol married Anna sometime around 1880. Their first child Herbert was born in 1881, their second in 1882 and Maud in 1886. Sol died in 1886 he is buried with his brother. During 1885/1886 he shot a man named Ruben Brooks in self defense and shortly after that court case he died. His wife Anna inherited his claim, she quickly remarried in 1888.
I can speculate that Emma divorced Sol when she was somewhere between 19 and 29 ..remember that one photo that says she was unmarried when she was 28 or 29 in 1881/1882?
She married J.H. Ferguson sometime before 1890 when Hazel was born. They lived at 610 O Street in Sacramento California. James H. Ferguson died in 1914.
Emma Jane Ferguson shares a burial plot with her husband James in Oddfellows Cemetery in Sacramento California. She died on October 25, 1945. She would have been 92 years old. ( Can you imagine the stories that she could have told??)
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