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Memorable Manitobans: Robert George Ferguson (1866-1957)

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Robert George Ferguson
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Farmer, MLA (1927-1932).

Born in Kittley Township. Leeds County, Ontario on 2 June 1866, son of John and Ann Ferguson, he was educated at Smiths Falls (Ontario). He went to Manitoba in 1882 and farmed near Dauphin. On 6 July 1893, he married Mary Grace Barker (1872-1946) at Neepawa and they had two children: Herbert Stanley Ferguson and Eva Matilda Ferguson. He was a member of the IOOF. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1927 general election and served a single term. He died on 9 November 1957 and was buried in the Dauphin Community Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1929.

Obituary [Mrs. R. G. Ferguson], Dauphin Herald and Press, 31 October 1946, page 6.

Obituary, Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 November 1957, page 12.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2022

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