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“Janet & Family, Sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember visiting your farm when we lived out on Rte 45 in the 50's. Your father was...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Talbott Jr. - Peachtree City, GA

“Paula and Chuck and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, we will remember you and your family in our prayers. ...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Don & Dawn Cook(Shollenberger) - KY

“We are saddened to hear about the death of Harold. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time and the days to come....Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: The Richard Corbett Family - OH

“Bill and Peggy and rest of family. There are people that we meet in our life that have an impact on us. Your father was one of these kind of people...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Bob and Margaret Brock - Calcutta, OH

“Paula My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. You have so many good memories growing up on a farm. We'll have to swap farm stories...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Arlene Obertance - E. Liverpool, OH

“Dear Jan, We were so very sorry to learn of your father's passing. Sorrow can never be erased with words,but we hope to soften the pain with our...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Gary and Kay Scott - Wamego, KS

“We are truly sorry for the loss of such a great man. He will be missed. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Ron & Renee Prince - Preston, MO

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you from all of us at Edison High School ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Matt Morrison - Richmond, OH

“Jan, Mary, Debbie & Family, My thoughts are with you and your entire family during this time. Your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Shelia Stannard - Saint Joseph, MO

“My sincerest sympathies to you and your family Bill. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Jan Woodside (CMT) - Youngstown, OH

“Grandpa: When I was a little girl, visiting you on the farm was magical, like stepping through the wardrobe into the mysteries of Narnia. I will...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Antos - Hilliard, OH

“We're going to miss a real good neightor. I have never ask Mr Ferguson for a lot but he never turned me down. He was always there when you needed him...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Bernie & Debbie Harrington - OH

“Karen and family: Our thoughts are with you during your time of loss. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Shelah (Watkins) Kirk - IN

“Sending Thoughts and Prayers ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Cheryl Woodward - Richmond, OH

“Rod, Bill, Jan and family, It was with great sadness that I read of your Dad's passing. I remember many good times with you and him in the old steer...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Tom and Mary Mollenkopf - OH

“Love. Kindness. Respect. Integrity. Family.Friends. Faith. God. A Gentleman with a beautiful smile. We will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace, Uncle...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Bill and Bonnie Persohn - OH

“The grandkids: You gave Pam your dimples; You gave Doug your strength; If games of checkers equal practiced reasoning, Brent sure can solve a rubix...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Amy (Lyons) Langvardt - KS

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with all of you. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Jackie, Josh, & Austin Boden - KS

“Brother Bill and Family, as the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Larry Collins - East Liverpool, OH

“So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Persohn Blakeley - lisbon, OH

“Very sorry to hear of Harold's passing. We have lost a good friend and will cherish many "farm" memories. Remembering you all in our prayers. Bob...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: BOB AND PAT TROTTER - Mooresville, NC

“Bill, Peggy & Family Our heart felt condolences are with you and all of your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers over the coming days. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Ron, Diana, Kaitlin, Nicholas & Tyler Merritt - GA

“What an incredible legacy Mr. Ferguson created through his children and grandchildren. The love of the beef industry and Angus cattle will live on...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Sandra Utter - Pratt, KS

“Mary,Jan,Rod, Debbie&Amy; My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family with the loss of your dad and granddad. With all my sympathy Rod ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Rod Quanz - Glade, KS

“Jan & Mary; Debbie & Amy -- As evidenced by his family, your father and grandfather must have been a very special man. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Michael & Sharon Lindell - IL

“Dear Angus Friends~ The stories of our lives are written moment by moment--in how we've loved, in the day-to-day things we have shared and in the...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Mission Valley Ranch - Topeka, KS

“Grandpa: We will miss your energy, wit and ready laugh! You instilled in so many of us a love of Angus cattle and the way of life that go with it. We...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie Lyons-Blythe - White City, KS


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Obituary for:
Harold E. Ferguson
Age: 82

Harold Ellsworth Ferguson, 82, of Old Fredericktown Road, Calcutta, died at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, OH, on Sunday, May 10, 2009, from a sudden illness and resulting complications with a long-standing heart condition.

Harold was born on Kountz Avenue in Wellsville on May 17, 1926, and was a son of the late Ralph E. and Rose (Krieger) Ferguson. He attended Walker School and then East Liverpool High School until the age of 16.

He was united in marriage to Mary Louise (Prince) Ferguson on October 19, 1942, in Wellsburg, WV. The couple moved in 1948 to rural Wellsville, where they established Halmarson Farm. In 1963, they moved the family to Calcutta Farms, where he resided until his death.

Harold served in the US Army's 101st Airborne Division, 87th ABAT Battalion, as a glider trooper and was stationed in Germany and France during World War II. He was at Berchtesgaden during the fall of the Third Reich.

He was a member of the Wellsville First United Methodist Church; the Order of Eastern Star Crystal Chapter; Wellsville Masonic Blue Lodge #180; York Rite Wellsville Chapter #55, Keramos Council #95, a 52 year Knight Templar Pilgrim Commandery #55; and a 32nd Degree Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville.

He was a machinist by trade and was employed over the years by Hall China, Treadwell Industries, and Weirton Steel, from which he retired as a Master Mechanic in 1974. He then independently contracted in the mechanical construction and maintenance field with several companies, including Cardinal Stone, Ohio Valley Stoneware, Kingwood Ceramics, and Dover Ceramics. He also was a farmer his entire life.

Harold had a deep love of family, farming, and Angus cattle. His avid interests also included the breeding and training of Border Collie stock dogs.

As a widely respected farmer, stockman, and breeder of registered Angus cattle, he received many awards during his lifetime. Included in these awards was Calcutta Farms being nationally recognized as an Historic Herd by the American Angus Association.

He enjoyed attending and participating in cattle exhibitions and was competitively recognized at the county, state, and national levels. He took pride in marketing his Angus breeding cattle to other cattle producers throughout Ohio and surrounding states as well as in Kansas.

He was a member of the Ohio Cattlemen's Association, the Ohio Angus Association, the American Angus Association, and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, as well as a charter member of the Columbiana-Mahoning-Trumbull Cattlemen's Association.

Known as a man whose word and firm handshake were his bond, he will certainly also be remembered for his ready smile and affable personality.

He is survived by his children: H. Rodney Ferguson and his wife, Laurie, of Rittman, OH; Janet Ferguson Lyons and her husband, Frank, of Manhattan, KS; Linda A. Ensinger and her husband, Larry, of Bowling Green, OH; Paula K. Webber and her husband, Charles, of Lisbon, OH; William E. Ferguson and his wife, Peggy, of Calcutta, OH; and Mary Ferguson and her husband, Michael Colvin, of Luray, KS; as well as twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary Louise (Prince) Ferguson, who died on August 11, 2006, and his sister, Dorothy Persohn.

A celebration of Harold's life will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 10:00 AM.

Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, where the Tri-State Burial Group will accord military honors.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from 2-4 and 6-8PM. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00PM.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the Harold E. Ferguson Memorial Fund, which has been established to enhance the youth beef cattle program in Columbiana County, Ohio, c/o Paula Webber, 12033 State Route 164, Lisbon, OH 44432.

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