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Memorable Manitobans: Colin Campbell Ferguson (1878-1938)

Insurance executive.

Born at Marshfield, Prince Edward Island on 10 March 1878, son of Senator Donald Ferguson and Elizabeth Scott, he was educated at McGill University (BA 1900). He became an actuary for the Great West Life Assurance Company in 1907 and, in 1915, on the death of J. H. Brock, became its General Manager. He was a Director of the Northern Trusts Company and the Manitoba Cattle Loan Company. In 1904, he married Edith Jean Platt. They had three sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Motor Country Club, Winnipeg Winter Club, President of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg (1922-1923), and a Baptist. He died at his Winnipeg home, 114 Nassau Street, on 20 May 1938.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Men of Winnipeg in Diamond Jubilee Sketches” Winnipeg Free Press, December 1934. [Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 8, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections]

“C. C. Ferguson, noted business leader, dead”, Winnipeg Tribune, 20 May 1938. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

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