Munro Ferguson family.

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Robert H. Munro Ferguson was a diplomat, businessman and friend of Theodore Roosevelt and his family. He served with Roosevelt's Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War of 1898. In 1905, he married Isabella Selmes; they had two children, Martha and Robert. Munro Ferguson contracted tuberculosis in 1908 and the family moved to New Mexico then Santa Barbara, Calif. until his death in 1922. His wife, Isabella, was a school friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, and in 1918, was appointed chairwoman of the Women's Land Army of New Mexico. She later served as an Arizona congresswoman.

From the description of Munro Ferguson family papers, 1878-1940 (bulk 1905-1919). (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39750702

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creatorOf Munro Ferguson family. Munro Ferguson family papers, 1878-1940 (bulk 1905-1919). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
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correspondedWith Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931 person
associatedWith Cutcheon family. family
correspondedWith Goodrich, David person
correspondedWith Greenway, John Campbell, 1872-1926 person
associatedWith King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953. person
associatedWith Munro Ferguson, Robert, 1868-1922. person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Land Army of America. New Mexico Division. corporateBody
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Active 1878

Active 1940

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