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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Ferguson (1868-1948)

Pioneer, merchant, realtor.

Born at Renfrew, Ontario in May 1868, he moved to the United States before coming to Winnipeg in 1900 and entering the real estate business. A landowner in the Morden district, he went into the hotel business before retiring in 1935. During his 35 years in this business, he owned the old Grand Union Hotel and managed the Criterion Hotel. He and his wife Jennie shared one son, Neil, and six daughters, Mrs. S. M. Brooks, Mrs. Philip Carroll, Mrs. J. H. Merry, Mrs. G. C. Tibbett, Mrs. A. A. McKenzie, and Kathleen. He died 19 September 1948 at Winnipeg General Hospital and was buried in a family plot at Brookside Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Thomas Ferguson, pioneer realtor, hotelman, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 September 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 49]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 17 April 2011

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