James Alexander Ferguson

Male12 April 1883–10 May 1965

Brief Life History of James Alexander

When James Alexander Ferguson was born on 12 April 1883, in Williamstown, South Glengarry, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, his father, Donald A Ferguson, was 24 and his mother, Minerva McIntyre, was 21. He married Edith Estella Frank on 26 October 1904, in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Essex, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 10 May 1965, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82.

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James Alexander Ferguson
Edith Estella Frank
Marriage: 26 October 1904
Donald Alexander Ferguson
Evelyn Ferguson

Sources (10)

  • James Ferguson in household of Daniel Ferguson, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Alexander Ferguson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • James A Ferguson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1904Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1884 · Largest Island Park in the Nation

    Age 1

    Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States, and it is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It's home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Center, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and numerous monuments.


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 23

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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