William Ferguson

Settler of township lots: Lots 18 & 19, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 99 acre Lot 18, Conc. 2 on the west side of Hwy 118 south of Whisky Jack Lane

Land acquisition: 1920 from Edward Sisson and family. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 132 & 141).

Other land:

  • Lot 6, Conc. 4, Stanhope - 1916 from Richard W. Johnson; 1920 to Thomas W. Harrison. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 71)
  • Lot 14, Conc. 4, Stanhope - 1926 from Frank Gartshore; 1932 to Victor McBrien part. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 177)
  • Lot 18, Conc. 4, Stanhope - 1907 from Robert Ferguson; 191 to Robert Ferguson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 223)
  • Lot 19, Conc. 4, Stanhope - 1932 from William Hector Taylor. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 242)
  • Lot 19, Conc. 5, Stanhope - 1915 from John Herbert Sisson; 1956 to Alvin James Fergsuon. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 139)

Dates of residency:

  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Wm Ferguson, farmer, Lot 18, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Lot 18, Conc. 4
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List

Interesting facts:

Winston Post Office - 1900 to 1905:  Lot 18, Conc. 4, Stanhope. Current address: North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands. Winston Post Office opened in 1900 on the property of Reuben Henderson, the Postmaster, to serve residents on the north sides of Beech and Maple Lakes.  In 1903, Mr. Henderson sold  part of his property to William Ferguson and moved to Saskatchewan. William Ferguson was Postmaster from that time until the office was closed at the end of 1905.

First landowner: 1885 Edward Sisson from The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 18, Conc. 2: 1952 Alven James Ferguson (son)
  • Lot 19, Conc. 2: 1940 Thomas M Redner

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Ferguson, b. 06 Dec 1881, Stanhope,d. 23 Jan 1968, Stanhope, (Age 86 years). Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
    Parents:
    • Robert Ferguson, b. 12 Mar 1833, Ireland  d. 30 Jun 1906, Stanhope, (Age 73 years)
    • Jane Taylor, b. 25 Dec 1850, Northern Ireland d. 27 Feb 1902, Stanhope, (Age 51 years)
  • Jane Ethel Sisson, b. 11 Jan 1892, Maple Lake, Stanhope, d. 02 May 1971, Maple Lake (Age 79 years)
    Parents:
    • James Henry Sisson  b. 15 Jan 1851, Ontario, d. 09 Dec 1918, Ontario, (Age 67 years)
    • Emma Dawson, b. 24 May 1856, Cavan, Ontario,  d. 18 Nov 1935, Carnarvon, (Age 79 years)
  • Children:
    1. Alven James Ferguson, b. 4 Sep 1918, Ontario,  d. 21 Aug 1986, Ontario, (Age 67 years)
    2. Phrona Jane Ferguson, b. 8 Apr 1921,   d. 24 Mar 2008  (Age 86 years)
    3. Nellie Emma Ferguson, b. 23 Sep 1922, Ontario, d. 09 Apr 2002, Shelburne, (Age 79 years)
    4. Living
    5. Baby Girl Ferguson  b.& d. 20 Feb 1926, Carnarvon, (Age 0 years) COD: Premature, still born. Buried: Carnarvon

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