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William Ferguson
Male Cal 1790 - 1865


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  • Birth  CALC 22 Mar 1790  Stranraer, Parish of Leswart, Gallowayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Historic Building  Abt 1837  37 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    stone scottish cottage 
    • Stone Scottish cottage built about 1837 by William Ferguson. In 1975 listed in fair condition with deep set windows and existing fireplaces. Very alterations at that time from original.
    Occupation  1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    blacksmith 
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gentleman 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Free Church 
    Misfortune  1865  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    severe bite on the leg from a dog caused death. 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-115222P 
    Died  3 Nov 1865  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Cause: severe bite on the leg from a dog 
    Buried  Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I115222  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Family  Jane,   b. CALC 1 Jan 1799, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1874, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ferguson,   b. 30 May 1838, of, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1847
     2. John Ferguson,   b. 1841, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1894, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Ferguson,   b. Abt 1842, of, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul
    Family ID  F39261  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In Galt on the 3rd inst., William Ferguson, Esq., aged 75 years, 7 months and 12 days. Mr. Ferguson had been a resident of Galt for the past 31 years. He was a native of Stranraer, parish of Leswart, Gallowayshire, Scotland, from which place he emigrated to this country in the year 1834. During his long residence in Galt he occupied several positions of trust, and was universally known for his sterling integrity. Naturally a very strong man, Mr. Ferguson a few weeks ago received a severe bite on the leg from a dog, which utterly prostrated him, and from the effects of which he never recovered. The Funeral took place on Monday last, and was most numerously attended.1a

      1aGalt Reporter Nov 10 1865 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 15.
      William FERGUSON Blacksmith Scotland Presbyterian 62
      Janie FERGUSON Scotland Presbyterian 53
      John FERGUSON Upper Canada Presbyterian 10
      Angus MCPHEE Scotland Presbyterian 13

    2. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 5 Page 51.

    3. [S530] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Pioneer Pergola (formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian) CC#4488 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ William Ferguson/ a native of Stranraer/ Wigtonshire Scotland/ who died Nov 3 1865/ aged 75 years 7 mo 12 d's

    4. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 15.

    5. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 5.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - CALC 22 Mar 1790 - Stranraer, Parish of Leswart, Gallowayshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - stone scottish cottage - Abt 1837 - 37 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - severe bite on the leg from a dog caused death. - 1865 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: severe bite on the leg from a dog - 3 Nov 1865 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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