California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Rachel Ferguson Name: Rachel Ferguson [Rachel Strain] Social Security #: 0 Sex: FEMALE 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