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Memorable Manitobans: Thompson Ferrier (1856-1934)

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Born at Islington, Ontario on 16 March 1856, son of John C. Ferrier, he became a Methodist minister and was working at Fort William [now Thunder Bay], Ontario at the time of his marriage on 2 March 1887 to Mary S. Lawson (1858-1888) at Toronto. She died giving birth to their first child, Lawson C. Ferrier (1888-?). He re-married to Maggie Laura Lynch (1867-1944) and moved to Manitoba where they had five more children: Russell Thompson Ferrier (1890-1932), Norman J. Ferrier (1891-?), Gladys Rose Ferrier (1894-1972, wife of George Wallace Duncan and Sydney Cubbon), Kenneth W. Ferrier (1896-?), and Fred Clifford Ferrier (1900-?). He served as Principal of the Brandon Indian Residential School (1899-1929). He retired to Fort William, Ontario, died there on 27 July 1934, and was buried there.

Sources:

Ontario marriage and death registrations, Ancestry.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Rev. Thompson Ferrier, once of Indian School in Brandon, is dead,” Brandon Sun, 27 July 1934, page 2.

“Mrs. M. L. Ferrier dies at Souris,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 January 1944, page 17.

Russell Thompson Ferrier, FindAGrave.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 June 2021

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