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. He was made a King’s Counsel.
On 5 November 1890, he married Etta May Hanmer (?-?) of Toronto and they had three children: Arthur Beresford Ferguson (1892-1951), Julian Harcourt Ferguson (1895-1965), and Edith May Ferguson (1903-?). 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.
Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.
1906 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
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: 22 September 2019
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