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Ellen Brooke Ferguson

April , 1844–March 22, 1920

1 Born at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England; daughter of Eliza and William Lombe Brooke. 2 Married William Ferguson, circa 1857; four children. 3 Immigrated to the United States, circa 1860; lived in Ohio and Illinois. 4 Practiced medicine; published the Democrat newspaper with her husband in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. 5 Moved to Utah Territory, June 1876. 6 Baptized at St. George, Washington County, Utah Territory, July 1, 1876. 7 Lived at St. George and Provo, Utah County, Utah Territory. 8 Moved to Salt Lake City, 1877. 9 Widowed, 1880. 10 Appointed the first resident physician and surgeon for Deseret Hospital, 1882. 11 Participated actively in woman suffrage associations and the Democratic Party both nationally and in Utah. 12 Moved to New York City, circa 1900. 13 Died at Whitestone, Queens, New York. 14 (See Document 4.3, 4.4, 4.11)

Footnotes

  1. [1] 1900 U.S. census, Manhattan, New York, New York, p. 6B, Ellen B. Ferguson; from NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1103. “Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804–1929,” database, entry for Ellen Brooke Ferguson; extracted from Arthur Wayne Hafner, ed.,  Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804–1929: A Genealogical Guide to over 149,000 Medical Practitioners Providing Brief Biographical Sketches Drawn from the American Medical Association's Deceased Physician Masterfile (Chicago: American Medical Association, 1993). Database and images from Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Aug. 2014). “Dr. Ellen B. Ferguson, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies in East,” Deseret News, Mar. 17, 1920, 2:1.
  2. [2] “Dr. Ellen B. Ferguson, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies in East,” 2:1. 1851 England and Wales census, Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England, p. 1, Ellen Brooke in household of William L. Brooke; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851, PRO HO 107, National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1904), 4:602–604.
  3. [3] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:602–604. 1900 U.S. census, Manhattan, New York, New York, p. 6B.
  4. [4] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:602–604. “Dr. Ellen B. Ferguson, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies in East,” 2:1.
  5. [5] Ibid. “Woman’s Suffrage: Second Day of the Convention at Indianapolis—The Resolutions,” New York Times, June 10, 1870, n.p.
  6. [6] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:602–604. “Dr. Ellen B. Ferguson, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies in East,” 2:1.
  7. [7] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:602–604. “Dr. Ellen B. Ferguson, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies in East,” 2:1.
  8. [8] Ibid. “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent 5, no. 7 (Sept. 1, 1876): 52; and Woman’s Exponent 5, no. 10 (Oct. 15, 1876): 77.
  9. [9] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:602–604. 1880 U.S. census, Salt Lake City Ward 18, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 160B, Ellen B. Ferguson; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Aug. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 13374.
  10. [10] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:603.
  11. [11] “The Deseret Hospital. Dedication Services,” Deseret Evening News, July 17, 1882, 2. Whitney, History of Utah, 4:603.
  12. [12] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:602–604. “Dr. Ellen B. Ferguson, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies in East,” 2:1. “S.L. Co. Convention,” Woman’s Exponent 23, no. 11 (Dec. 1, 1894): 211. “Incidents of the Convention,” New York Times , July 9, 1896, n.p.
  13. [13] Whitney, History of Utah, 4:603. 1900 U.S. census, Manhattan, New York, New York, p. 6B.
  14. [14] “Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804–1929,” database, Ellen Brooke Ferguson. “Dr. Ellen B. Ferguson, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies in East,” 2:1. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Dec. 30, 2015), Ellen Ferguson MG2D-6Z1 .