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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Buchanan Fergusson (1839-1890)

Physician.

Born at Smiths Falls, Ontario, he graduated with a medical degree from Queen’s University in 1863. He registered in the Province of Manitoba in 1879. Fergusson was one of the founders of the Manitoba Medical College where he lectured on obstetrics and diseases of women. He had a son, Alexander, who was killed on 24 April 1885 at the Battle of Fish Creek during the 1885 North West Rebellion. He died at Winnipeg on 11 January 1890 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

“Allie Ferguson”, Manitoba Free Press, 6 May 1885, page 1.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Succumbed at last”, Manitoba Free Press, 13 January 1890, page 8.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

We thank Linda Murtsell for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 April 2011

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