Mary Jane Ferguson

1883–1966 (Age 83)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Ferguson was born in 1883, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Dugald Ferguson, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Ferguson, was 25. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Leslie Watson. She lived in Grey, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died in 1966, at the age of 83, and was buried in Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada.

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Leslie Watson
Mary Jane Ferguson
Evalene Viola Watson
George Dugald Watson

Spouse and Children



    Evalene Viola Watson


    George Dugald Watson


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+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 0

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 3

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ferguson in household of Dugald Ferguson, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Jane Ferguson in entry for Geo Dugald Watson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Mary Jane Ferguson in entry for Evaline Viola Watson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"

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