Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Roberts Ferguson (1864-?)
Born at Cookstown, Ontario on 30 September 1864, son of Isaac and Emily J. Ferguson, he was educated at Upper Canada College (Toronto). He was called to Ontario Bar and commenced the practice of law at Barrie, Ontario, in 1888. He came to Winnipeg in 1902. By 1911, he was a Barrister with the firm of Ferguson & Collinson, with offices in the Bank of Hamilton Chambers, Winnipeg. He was made a King’s Counsel.
In 1890, he married Etta May Hanmer of Toronto and they had two sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Canadian Club of Winnipeg, St. Charles Country Club, Commercial Travellers Association, Conservative Party, and Anglican church. He lived from 1906 to around 1916 at 4 Ruskin Row in Winnipeg.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
Crescentwood: A History by R. R. Rostecki, Crescentwood Home Owners Association, 1993.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 February 2017
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