Ferguson, Ira Lunan

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Ferguson, Ira Lunan Gender: M
born on 27 June 1904 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Kingston, Jamaica, 18n0, 76w48
Timezone LST m76w48 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°34' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°58 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°08'


American psychologist and author of multiple autobiographies as well as several novels and many published essays and journal articles. In 1919, he was sent fro Jamaica to the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for treatment and correction of his very poor eyesight. He was classified as "functionally blind," as his vision could be only partially corrected. He is perhaps best known for his autobiographical trilogy, I Dug Graves at Night to Attend College by Day (1968–70). He died in 1992 in San Francisco, California.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "I Dug Graves at Night to Attend College by Day: My later years as a naturalized West Indian-American" by Ira Lunan Ferguson (T. Gaus' Sons, 1969), p. 432: "But Mother says I had to be different — I had to be born at high noon, 12 o'clock, mid-day! Yes, it was at noon on the 27th of January, 1904, that I first saw the light of day, ushered into the world by "Sadgie," that veneralble old great-grandmother of of mine, who, born in 1829, was 75 years old at the time."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (functionally blind)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer