Justice Robert Irvine Ferguson

Male17 December 1895–28 November 1969

Brief Life History of Robert Irvine

When Justice Robert Irvine Ferguson was born on 17 December 1895, in Morris Township, 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 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1921 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

Sources (9)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1925Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 9

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 11

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.


    Age 23

    WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fergus ‘son of Fearghus’ (see Fergus ) by substituting -son for mac-.

    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 …

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