William Joseph FERGUSON

Male 1849 - 1922


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  • Name  William Joseph FERGUSON 
    Born  21 Apr 1849  Pickering Twp. Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1922  Bay City, Bay, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  1922  St. Patrick's Cemetery, Bay City, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I273  FERGUSON, John's Descendants
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2013 

    Father  John FERGUSON,   b. 1804, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1884, Mara Twp., Ontario Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bridget MCLAUGHLIN,   b. 1815, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1867, Mara Twp., Ontario Co. Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F17  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Jane CROSBY,   b. Abt 1859, Brock Twp. Ontario Co., Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1875 
    Children 
     1. Christina FERGUSON,   b. 24 Dec 1877, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1970
     2. Mary Ann FERGUSON,   b. 03 Feb 1879, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1967, Toronto, York Co. Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas FERGUSON,   b. 02 Nov 1881, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1948, Lansing, Ingham, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William John FERGUSON,   b. 02 Nov 1883, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1925, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Bridget Ellen FERGUSON,   b. 09 Aug 1885, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1968, St. Gertrude Convent, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Jane FERGUSON,   b. 06 Nov 1887, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Joseph FERGUSON,   b. 30 Sep 1889, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1902, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Michael James FERGUSON,   b. 08 Dec 1891, Mara Twp. Ontario Co. North, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1969, Trenton, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Leo Sylvester FERGUSON,   b. 06 Jan 1894, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Bay City, Bay, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F82  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • 1851 census Mara Twp., John 49 ,Ire, Bridget 41, Ire, John 20, Mary 9, Cdn, Margaret 8, Cnd, Thomas 5, Cnd, William 3, Cdn
      1861 census Mara Twp., John 60, Bridget 51, John 27, Mary 18, Margaret 16, Thomas 16, William 12, Ellen 7
      1871 census Mara Twp., John 71, John 36, Margaret 26, William 22, Ellen 16.
      1881 census Mara Twp., John 80, William 31, Margaret J. 22, Christine 3, Mary A. 2
      1891 census Mara Twp. William 40, Maggie 32, Christy 13, Mary 12, Thomas 9, William 7, Bridget 5, Maggie 4, John J. 1-- film t6357 div. 3 p. 7
      1900 census West Bay City, Bay, Michigan, -- William 51, Crystal 21, Mary 20, Thos. 18, Willie 16, Ellen 13, Margaret 12, Joseph 9, James 8, Leo 6.
      1910 census Bay City, Bay, Michigan, Dist. 49- William J., 61, William 26, James 18, Leo 16
      1920 census Bay City, Bay, Michigan, Dist. 77, Wiliam 70,, born Canada, owns home at 402 S. Catherine, became a US Citizen in 1916.

      The 1894 Polks West Bay City directory lists William, an engineer, living at 103 S Chilson Ave. -- in 1897 he is residing at 106 9th Ave.

      the Polk, Bay City directories for 1902,1905,1906,1907,1908,1909,1910,1911,1913, &1914 -- reads-- William J Ferguson, res., 312 S Catherine-- the 1916 directory lists his address as 402 S Catherine, living with him is his son Leo S.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Baptism record, St. Gregory the Great, Oshawa, Ont, page 57,.
      the 25 th May 1849 was baptized William, born the 21st April, of John Ferguson and Bady McLaughter, sp. Patrick O'Donnell, Mary O' Donnell by J.B. Proulx.

    2. [S28] they came to mara, p 291.

    3. [S17] Archives of Ont. --births, MS933_17; #901480.
      late registration, aug. 26, 1942, by sister Mary A. French. Michael James Ferguson, born Dec. 5, 1891, male, Mara Twp. s/o William Joseph Ferguson, Margaret Jane Crosby

    4. [S29] Grave Marker- St. Patrick's Cem., Bay City, Mich, section 19- 26-- one large stone- Ferguson-- three smaller stones..
      William J. 1845-1922: Leo Sylvester 1834-1917 (sic) 1894-1917: John Joseph 1830-1903- (sic) 1890-1902


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