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Memorable Manitobans: William Ferguson (1853-1928)

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William Ferguson
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Merchant.

Born at Leith, Scotland on 31 July 1853, son of Fowler and Jane Ferguson, he came to Canada in 1882 and worked as a wholesale liquor merchant at Brandon. He and wife Isabel Young (1864-1938) had one son, William Ferguson (1898-?). He served as President of the Western Arts and Agricultural Association, and was a member of the Provincial Fair Board, Brandon General Hospital Board, and a director of the Canada Guaranty Trust Company. He died at Brandon on 2 November 1928 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McKenzie House (436 Victoria Avenue, Brandon)

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 629.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Ferguson dies at Brandon,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 November 1928, page 5.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2021

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