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Memorable Manitobans: Lemuel Alexander Ferguson (1865-1915)


Born in Ontario on 31 December 1865, he lived at Vancouver, British Columbia before coming to Winnipeg around 1904, where he taught at West St. Paul School (1904) and served successively as the Principal of Martin School (1905-1906), Elmwood School (1907-1909), Lord Selkirk School (1909-1914), and Alexandra School (1914-1915). He was a keen participant in school lacrosse and football leagues, a member of the IOOF (North Star Lodge No. 2), and for many years the manager of King Memorial Church. He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home, 169 Kelvin Street (now Henderson Highway), on 3 September 1915 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“Suburban school league,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 April 1904.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics

“School principal dies suddenly,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 September 1915, page 9.

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 4 September 1915, page 16.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 May 2017

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