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FERGUSON, John
(1838-1902)

 

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Spouses/Children:
HENEY, Catherine

FERGUSON, John 1 2

  • Born: 25 Sep 1838, Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada 1 2 3
  • Marriage: HENEY, Catherine
  • Died: 17 Jul 1902, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada aged 63 3 4
  • Buried: 19 Jul 1902, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 3

bullet   Cause of his death was concussion of brain.4

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bullet  General Notes:

Notes from the Canadian Album, Vol. 5, Men of Canada (1896):
JOHN FERGUSON, Ottawa, Ont., was born in Montreal Que., September 25th 1838. He is the son of James Ferguson and Annie Bain, natives of Scotland. The former, after coming to this country, was a machine manufacturer in Hochelaga, Quebec. Mr. Ferguson was educated in the public schools of Montreal and when fifteen years of age started to learn the trade of mechanical engineer. After completing the same, he was employed for some years by the firm of E.E. Gilbert & Co. In 1860 he removed to Ottawa to take charge of the Ottawa River Navigation Co., as engineer, which position he filled until 1867. He then entered the employ of Hon James Skead, as engineer, with whom he remained three years when he retired from this line of business and established the first Opera House of note in Ottawa, which he still conducts in a manner creditable to the capital. Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Masonic Fraternity and of St. Andrew's Society. In religion he is a Presbyterian. He was married in May, 1872 to Miss Catherine Heney, daughter of John Heney and Eleanor Kirke of Ottawa. His family consists of four children, two sons and two daughters. 5

bullet  Burial Notes:

Burried at the Beechwood Cemetery - Section 34, Lot 40

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bullet  Facts and details for John Ferguson:

• He worked as a general manager in 1881 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. 1

• He lived at Wellington Ward in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1881-1891. 1 6

• He lived in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1901. 2


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John married Catherine HENEY. (Catherine HENEY was born on 10 Oct 1850 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada,1 2 7 died on 8 Mar 1904 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 7 8 and was buried on 3 Jun 1904 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 7.). The cause of her death was apoplexy from cerebral embolism.4


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Sources


1 1881 census of Canada, Ontario, district 105, sub-district A, Ottawa, p. 12, dwelling 56, family 66; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1881 - Ontario .

2 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 100, sub-district B, Ottawa, p. 14, dwelling 75, family 112; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario .

3 Ancestry, Beechwood Cemetery Records - 1873-1990  Images (accessed 20 Apr 2012), John Ferguson; Internment #9092.

4 "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," database(accessed 20 Apr 2012), John Ferguson; Carleton 1902.

5 e-mail, Gail Martin.

6 "Census of Canada - 1891," database, Census - Canada - 1891 (accessed 22 Sep 2012), John Ferguson and family; Ontario > Ottawa City > Wellington Ward > 71.

7 Ancestry, Beechwood Cemetery Records - 1873-1990  Images (accessed 20 Apr 2012), Catherine Ferguson; Internment #9722.

8 "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," database(accessed 20 Apr 2012), Catherine Ferguson; Carleton 1904.