Justice Robert Irvine Ferguson

17 December 1895–28 November 1969 (Age 73)
Morris, Huron, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Irvine

When Justice Robert Irvine Ferguson was born on 17 December 1895, in Morris, Huron, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Henry Ferguson, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Irvine, was 24. He married Rhoda Lelah Massecar on 18 September 1925, in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Forest Hill, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1950. He registered for military service in 1916. In 1950, his occupation is listed as judge - supreme court of ontario in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He died on 28 November 1969, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Justice Robert Irvine Ferguson
Rhoda Lelah Massecar
Marriage: 18 September 1925
Robert Irvine Ferguson II
Margaret Grace Ferguson
James Allen Ferguson
John Dornan Ferguson
Gordon Buchanan Ferguson

Spouse and Children

18 September 1925
Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


    Robert Irvine Ferguson II


    Margaret Grace Ferguson


    James Allen Ferguson


    John Dornan Ferguson


    Gordon Buchanan Ferguson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 11

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 39

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 48

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

The Family Sword

A sword in family possession was rumored to be from the battle of Culloden or alternatively called the "Rob Roy MacGregor sword". The sword was apparently held by Robert Arthur Ferguson (K2BS-N7F) an …

Sources (3)

  • Robert Irvin Forguson in household of William Henry Forguson, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Robert Irvine Ferguson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Robert Irvin Ferguson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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