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 Agnes <I>Geddes</I> Ferguson

Agnes Geddes Ferguson

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Death 1 Feb 1942 (aged 84)
Burial Elphin, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Plot 242
Memorial ID 59004001 · View Source
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Plot 242 :
- Alexander Ferguson, died Nov.30,1917, aged 71 years.
- his wife, Agnes Geddes, died Feb.1,1942, aged 84 years.
- Mary Christena Ferguson, Apr.17,1887 - Aug.10,1965.
- Duncan Dwight Ferguson, Mar.28,1893 - Mar.22,1897.
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( From Geddes family history 1980 at Algonquin College in Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.) -
Agnes Geddes, fourth in the family of Daniel Geddes, was born at the parental home in North Sherbrooke in 1857. She attended school in the Elphin area. On January 23rd, 1880, she married Alexander Ferguson and they lived on the lot just south of the one owned by Duncan Ferguson. They had a family of five girls and one boy, who lived a few years only. Shortly after the death of her husband in November 1917, Agnes moved to a house on the outskirts of Lanark Village where she lived until her death in 1942. She is buried in Crawford's Cemetery in Dalhousie Township.
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Obituary - Perth Courier - Feb.19,1942 -
Mrs. Alex. Ferguson - On Sunday morning, Feb. 1, there passed away in the Great War Memorial hospital, Perth, one of Lanark's older and much respected residents, Agnes Ferguson, wife of the late Alex. Ferguson, in her 85th year. Almost three weeks previous she had broken her hip through a fall in her home on the Perth road near the village and although everything possible was done to effect a recovery the shock and suffering proved too severe for her advanced age. Mrs. Ferguson had enjoyed exceptional health and vigor in spite of her years and her death came as a shock to he many friends in this community where she was well known for her loyalty and many other sterling qualities. Formerly Miss Agnes Geddes, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Geddes of North Sherbrooke. Sixty-two years ago she was married at McDonald's Corners to Alexander Ferguson, and lived on the second line of North Sherbrooke until the death of Mr. Ferguson in December 1917. Shortly after, she and her daughter, Mary Christena, took up residence on the Perth road near the village of Lanark. Left to mourn the loss of a loving mother and an exemplary wife are three daughters, Agnes Jane (Mrs. John McDougall), Kathren Jennette (Mrs. John Sergeant), both of Bathurst, and Mary Christena at home. There are three children deceased, Margaret (Mrs. Duncan Ferguson), Violet (Mrs. James Gilmour) and Dewight. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bishop of Alberta and Tena, Mrs. Neville, of Minnesota and two brothers, Daniel Geddes of Elphin and Adam Geddes of Minnesota surviving. The funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon from the residence of George S. Young, to McDonald's Corners' church, with Rev. P. C. Lewis of Lanark and Rev. K. McCaskill of McDonald's Corners officiating. Interment took place in Crawford's cemetery. Acting as pallbearers were : M. M. Knowles, Wilfred McLaren, Robert McFarlane, Ben Willis, Chas. Deachman and Percy Ferguson.


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  • Created by: Gary Darby
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59004001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Agnes Geddes Ferguson (31 Jul 1857–1 Feb 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59004001, citing Crawford Cemetery, Elphin, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Gary Darby (contributor 47238300) .