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Title Newspaper clipping from album with photo of Hoboken Red Cross Volunteers; partial obituary of Louis Ferguson, from Jersey Observer, Jan. 7, 1941.

Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 2002.111.0022
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Edward Cooke Stanton
Scope & Content Newspaper clipping from album with photo of Hoboken Red Cross Volunteers; partial obituary of Louis Ferguson (of Ferguson Brothers Furniture Company), from the Jersey Observer, Sunday, January 7, 1941.

Photo caption in part: Workers of the Hoboken Chapter of the American Red Cross are busy making sweaters and other winter clothing for the distressed people of the Democratic nations of the world. Here is a group of the workers at Trinity Episcopal Church Hall, Washington Street, where they meet twice a week.

The women are identified left to right.

On the reverse is a partial obituary for Louis Ferguson, 83, retired president of Ferguson Brothers Furniture Company at Eighth and Monroe Sts., Hoboken. It noted the firm was founded by his late father, his late twin brother, Harry (died 1937), and him in the late 19th century in the Chelsea section of New York City. Due to expansion, it moved to Hoboken in 1900 and became one of the largest of its kind in the country. Louis' wife died in 1901 and he was the "last of his line." He had been recently living in the Bolivar Hotel in the winter and summered in a home in Garrison. He had only retired in November.

People Calzetta, Mrs. Louis
Clinton, Charlotte
Clinton, Elizabeth
Crisp, Mrs. Frank
De Planque, Mrs. Emma
Ehrhardt, Mrs. Charles
Ferguson, Harry
Ferguson, Louis
Grulich, Mrs. Vincent
Hoth, Mrs. Fred
Kellus, Mrs. Fred
Kenny, Mrs. Peter
Klein, Mrs. Mary
Lecari, Mrs. Anthony
Schuemann, Mrs. John
Schultze, Mrs. Mary
Sullivan, Mrs. Mary
Thomas, Mrs. Muriel
Thomas, Mrs. Richard
Vasburg, Mrs. Louis
Date 1941
Year Range from 1941.0
Year Range to 1941.0
Search Terms American Red Cross
Eighth St.
Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company
Monroe St.
Trinity Episcopal Church
World War II
Caption red cross photo
Imagefile 011\20021110022.JPG
Classification Business & Commerce
Church Interior
Social & Personal Activity