Ola Jackson Ferguson was born in the Kirkville community of Itawamba County on June 6, 1880. She was the daughter of James and Eliza Spigner Ferguson. She married Alvin L. Dresser, probably after 1910 in California (he is enumerated on the 1910 U.S. Federal census in Kern County, as age 28 and single).1 He was born September 19, 1878, the son of Charles Harris and Mary Alice McGahan Dresser) in California. In the 1920 U.S. Federal census Alvin L. and Ola are enumerated on the Fresno County, California census with their children.
The Ola Ferguson portrait is part of the Letha Ferguson Comer archives of the Itawamba Historical Society.
11910 U.S. census, Kern County, California, population schedule, Township 12, p. 176 (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 39, sheet 22-A, dwelling 292, family 302, Alvin Dresser; digital image, ProQuest, HeritageQuest Online (access through participating libraries : accessed February 21, 2009); citing National Archives microfilm T-624, roll 78.