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Roy E. Ferguson papers

 Collection — Folder: S458
Identifier: S0458

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed carbon copy of a speech from Roy E. Ferguson in Evansville, Indiana on 1949/11/21 regarding the history of railroads in Evansville.


  • 1949/11/21

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Roy Edgar Ferguson was born October 25, 1891 to James F. and Carrie E. Ferguson in Indiana. He was the oldest of three children. He married Ethel Beatrice Patton in Vanderburgh County, Indiana on October 14, 1909. They had four children. He had attended Culver and Stanley Hall schools, Draughons Business College, and LaSalle University. He worked for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad in Evansville, Indiana, as a messenger, general agent, general freight agent and then as special assistant to the vice president in charge of traffic, for a total of 50 years. He was appointed to the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission after retiring from the railroad in 1957 and served until his death. He was an active member of the Republican Party, the Good Government Club, the War Dads, local draft board and had been on the Oak Hill Cemetery Board. He died January 30, 1958 and is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana.

"Ferguson, Roy". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/09.

"Ferguson, Roy". Evansville Press 31 Jan. 1958. Retrieved 2014/12/09.

"Ferguson, Roy E.". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/09.

"Ferguson, Roy E.". Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2014/12/09.

"Ferguson, Roy E.". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/12/09.

"Ferguson, Roy Edgar". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/09.

"Ferguson, Roy Edgar". U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Retrieved 2014/12/09.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Roy E. Ferguson on 1959/10/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/09 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/09 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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