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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 (1896-1917) 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 in 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.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2018

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