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Re: Death of twins in Holtville, Imperial County
Posted by: Jerri Strombeck (ID *****8880) Date: February 26, 2010 at 07:54:17
In Reply to: Death of twins in Holtville, Imperial County by Dee Ferguson-Sutton of 167

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Rachel Ferguson
Name: Rachel Ferguson
[Rachel Strain]
Social Security #: 0
Birth Date: 10 May 1878
Birthplace: Texas
Death Date: 10 Aug 1956
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Bruner
Father's Surname: Strain

In 1920, she is an inmate in the Patton State Hospital for the Insane in San Bernadino County

1910 census, Calexico, Imperial, California
Rachel K Ferguson 26 m 5 years
Robert W Ferguson 3 9/12

There is a Frank S. and Linnie (daughter) Strain living at the same address, they are living on a farm/ranch

Back then, many women went insane because of syphilis- there was no cure for it. She could've also been schizophrenic.

1900 census, Justice Precinct 1 (Voting Precinct 4 Excl. Weatherford City), Parker, Texas
Robert S Strain 46 OH
Minnie Strain 50 IN
Frank Strain 21
Robrerter Strain 17
Rachal Strain 16

Contact the Superior Court Clerk of Imperial CA. It appears that the story is true.

WWI Draft Reg Imperial CA
Frank Steward Strain b 10/26/1878 wife Mrs. Hermine Strain

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