Simmons Family
John William Ferguson
and
Olive Ethleen Simmons
Ferguson Family
Olive Ethleen Simmons

Olive Ethleen Simmons was born March 8, 1866, in Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada, daughter of Erastus Simmons and Elizabeth Millard. She was an infant carried across the Mississippi River in her mother's arms in the winter of 1867 when the family moved from Lobo to DeKalb Co., Missouri.

Olive was married on December 14, 1890, to John William Ferguson, who was born May 9, 1855, in Sweet Springs, Saline Co., Missouri, son of Richard Lee Ferguson and Nancy Lynch. John and Olive made their home in Norwood, Wright Co., Missouri. John died in Norwood on December 31, 1941. Olive survived to February 7, 1957, and died in Mountain Grove Twp., Wright Co., Missouri. She was buried in Sweet Springs Cemetery in Saline Co., Missouri, on February 1, 1957.

John William Ferguson and Olive Ethleen Simmons had the following children:

1. Infant Ferguson [Oct. 1891 - Jan. 1892]
2. Infant Ferguson [1893 - 1893]
3. Richard Lee Ferguson [May 2, 1895 - dec. 28, 1959] m. Inez Wimberly
4. Charles Edwin Ferguson [Sept. 22, 1896 - Mar 1973] m. Elizabeth Mills
5. James Harvey Ferguson [Dec. 21, 1897 - Apr. 25, 1970] m. Ada B. Carter
6. Fannie Elizabeth Ferguson [Feb. 18, 1899 - Oct. 1974] m. John Harry Miller
7. John William Ferguson [June 5, 1901 - Oct. 19, 1969] m. Marilla Harvey
Source Records:

1851 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Olive's parents
1861 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Olive's parents
1870 Census, Co., Missouri, p.
Olive living with parents.
1880 Census, Co., Missouri, p. 394a
Olive living with parents.
1900 Census, Fairview Twp., Henry Co., Missouri, e. d. 83, sheet 1A, p. 150
1910 Census, Deepwater, Fairview Twp., Henry Co., Missouri, e. d. 91, sheet 7B, p. 159
1920 Census, Deepwater, Fairview Twp., Henry Co., Missouri, e. d. 95, sheet 6A, p. 146
1930 Census, Co., Missouri, e. d. , sheet , p.
Saline Co., Missouri, Marriage Records
Missouri State Death Certificate File No. -----, Registered No. ----- [John William Ferguson]
Death certifcate, informant .
Missouri State Death Certificate File No. 7417, Registered No. 6285 [Olive Ethleen Ferguson]