Former resident turns 100 Friday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 12, 2009

Elizabeth Oakes Ferguson, a Vicksburg native, will celebrate her 100th birthday Friday. She was born Martha Elizabeth Oakes in 1909 to G.W. and Martha Oakes and was married to the late Emmett L. Ferguson of Vicksburg. They resided here for a number of years before relocating to Houston, Texas.

A birthday party in her honor will be held at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and H.M. Hancock, in Pearland, Texas. Birthday wishes can be mailed to Mrs. Ferguson in care of her daughter, 1606 N. Lago, Vista Courts, Pearland, TX 77581.

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