Walter F EVANS1

(1921 - 1922)
Father*David Jinkin EVANS1 b. 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ivy May LAWRENCE1 b. 1898, d. 1932
Walter's birth was registered between April 1921 and June 1921 in Camberwell, London, Surrey.1

Ivy May EVANS, David Lawrence EVANS and Walter F EVANS left London on 3 May 1922 on board the 'Themistocles', bound for Sydney in the company of their parents David Jinkin EVANS and Ivy May LAWRENCE.2

Walter died on 12 August 1922 in Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales.3,4 He was buried on 15 August 1922 at the Macquarie Park Cemetery in Nth Ryde.5
ChartsSnow descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Camberwell, Vol 1d, p1582, 2Q1921.
  2. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
  3. [S927] BDM NSW Registry, death record, Reg. No. 12269/1922.
  4. [S493] Macquarie Park Cemetery database, at http://www.maccem.com.au
  5. [S493] Macquarie Park Cemetery database, at http://www.maccem.com.au, Church of England, section D2, position 16.

Leonard Jack EYLAND1

(1901 - 1967)
Leonard Jack EYLAND was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, on 16 May 1901.1,2

Newspaper reports from August 1921 onwards show a Rosa Ethel STOAKES (soprano) performing in a variety of musical productions, and she is joined by a Jack LEONARD (baritone) from about Mar 1922. This collaboration continues until at least 1927, although they both continued performing as singer and/or dancer into the 1930s.3

He had a defacto relationship with Rosa Ethel STOAKES from about 1936 as Rosa used the name EYLAND, and they both claimed to be married, although no evidence of a marriage has been found.4

He was listed in the 1939 Register at 6 Gunterstone Rd in Fulham, London, Middlesex, with Rosa Ethel STOAKES; he was a theatrical artist.2

Leonard's marriage to Ivy Winifred Pearl VANNER was registered between October 1961 and December 1961 in Fulham, London, Middlesex.5

Leonard died on 3 August 1967 at Aldingbourne House in Aldingbourne, Sussex, at age 66.6,7

His will was probated in London, Middlesex, on 15 November 1967 with his estate valued at £3756.8

Family 1

Rosa Ethel STOAKES (1896 - 1977)

Family 2

Ivy Winifred Pearl VANNER (1907 - 2001)

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Bristol, Vol 6a, p201, 3Q1901, mother's maiden name NEWMARCH.
  2. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/0138B/016/27, Letter Code: AGAB, Schedule 281.
  3. [S1058] Newspaper - Newspaper - multiple, Nottingham Evening Post 26 Jun 1913, The Era, London 10 Aug 1921, Portsmouth Evening News 20 Mar 1922, Edinburgh Evening News 2 Feb 1924, The Scotsman 4 Jan 1927, The Era, London 10 Dec 1930, The Scotsman 28 Mar 1932, The Era, London 5 Dec 1934, etc.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Maidstone, Vol 16, p1336, 2Q1977.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Fulham, Vol 5c, p985, 4Q1961, his name recorded as 'Jack L.'
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Chichester, Vol 5h, p605, 3Q1967, aged 66, recorded as 'Jack Leonard.'
  7. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate recorded at London registry to Westminster Bank Ltd, ecorded as 'Jack Leonard.'
  8. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate recorded at London registry to Westminster Bank Ltd, recorded as 'Jack Leonard.'

Henry FAIRLEY1

(c 1872 - 1957)
Henry FAIRLEY was born circa 1872.1

Henry's second marriage was to Laura Lennet GROUT on 15 November 1929 at 10 Ardoch St (Baptist) in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Henry was a widower, a cooper by trade.1

Henry died in 1957 in Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.2,3

Family

Laura Lennet GROUT (1884 - 1970)

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Possilpark, Statutory Marriages, GRO 646/07 0110.
  2. [S645] Email - E Mugridge, email to D Ferguson, 14 Apr 2010 onwards.
  3. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Kelvin, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/07 0440, aged 85.

Murdock Claude FALLA1

(1895 - 1975)
Murdock's birth was registered in 1895 in Castlemaine, Victoria.2,1

He married Edith Florence TAYLOR in Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 8 February 1917.3

As of 1922, Murdock Claude FALLA was also known as Stanley Claude FALLA but he had enlisted in the Army as John Claude Murdock (which he later advised them was not his true name). His Army records mainly show FALLA, C.M.2

Murdock's second marriage was to Marjorie FORSAITH, daughter of Ebenezer James FORSAITH and Esther Howson WARD, on 5 June 1926 at the residence of Mrs E J Forsaith in Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia.2

He was widowed on the death of his wife Marjorie on 6 February 1957.4,5

Murdock died on 28 May 1975 in Geelong, Victoria.6,7 He was buried on 30 May 1975 at the Barrabool Hills Cemetery, Highton in Geelong.8

Family 2

Marjorie FORSAITH (1899 - 1957)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, Birth Reg. No. 1895/10750, son of Geo FALLA and Clara Victoria COLLINS.
  2. [S415] CD - Sth Australian Marriages, Sth Aust Index of Marriages 1917-1937, Book 307, p893.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Birmingham, Vol 6d, p326, 1Q1917; his name recorded as Mac Claude.
  4. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, Death Reg. No. 17811/1957, aged 58.
  5. [S682] Geelong Cemetery Trust cemetery database, at http://www.gct.net.au, Regiater #1633, location MET*2***300.
  6. [S682] Geelong Cemetery Trust cemetery database, at http://www.gct.net.au
  7. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, Death Reg. No. 12127/1975, aged 76, son of George FALLA and Clara Victoria COLLINS under the name of Stanley Claude.
  8. [S682] Geelong Cemetery Trust cemetery database, at http://www.gct.net.au, Regiater #2372, location MET*2***300.

John (Jack) FARMER

(1877 - 1940)
John (Jack) FARMER was born in Queensland on 3 May 1877.1,2

He married Florence ROBINSON, daughter of William Alfred ROBINSON and Ellen BAKER, in Queensland on 10 April 1901.3,4

John died on 5 February 1940 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 62.5 He was buried on 6 February 1940 at the Balmoral/Bulimba Cemetery, 441 Wynnum Rd, Morningside.6
Grave - John FARMER (1877-1940) and Florence FARMER (nee ROBINSON)(1877-1951) Balmoral cemetery, QLD

Family

Florence ROBINSON (1877 - 1951)
ChartsRobinson descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth Reg. No. 1877/B22107 to John FARMER and Elizabeth MCDONALD.
  2. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1877/B022107.
  3. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage Reg. No. 1901/C1640.
  4. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1901/001640.
  5. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1940/B046922.
  6. [S489] Brisbane City Council Cemeteries database, at https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/, Grave 341, Portion 6.

Rita FARQUHARSON1

(1898 - 1990)
Rita FARQUHARSON was born on 3 April 1898 in New Zealand.1,2

She married Hugh Tanner McKECHIE, son of James McKECHIE and Margaret TANNER, in New Zealand in 1923.3

Rita was named executrix in the will of Hugh Tanner McKECHIE dated 24 January 1935 in Seacliff, Dunedin, Otago.4

She was widowed at age 49 on the death of her husband Hugh on 13 March 1948.5,6,4

She was appointed executrix of Hugh Tanner McKECHIE's estate in Nelson on 12 July 1948.4

Rita died on 26 March 1990 in Nelson at age 91.7,8 She was cremated on 28 March 1990.9 Her ashes were interred at Richmond, Nelson.8
Plaque - Hugh McKECHIE & Rita (nee FARQUHARSON), Richmond Cemetery, Nelson, NZ

Family

Hugh Tanner McKECHIE (1889 - 1948)
Children

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1898/15829, daughter of James FARQUHARSON and Isabella.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1990/36259 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1923/7508.
  4. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Probate, Nelson Court, record 4324, agency AAOO, series 17072, container C288887, box 128, image 341-352, digital folder 4735977.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1948/25413, aged 58.
  6. [S970] Nelson City Council cemetery database, at http://nelson.govt.nz/services/facilities/cemeteries/…, Rec. No O_0070, cremation, ashes returned to Funeral Director.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1990/36259.
  8. [S971] Tasman Council cemetery database, at https://www.tasman.govt.nz/my-community/cemeteries/, Richmond Cemetery, Black Roses, plot 21.
  9. [S970] Nelson City Council cemetery database, at http://nelson.govt.nz/services/facilities/cemeteries/…, Rec. No 3705, cremation.
  10. [S730] New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981, at http://www.ancestry.com.au

Philip FENNER1

(c 1802 - )
Philip FENNER was born circa 1802 in Tillingham, Essex.2

Philip's marriage to Elizabeth HUTCHINS was registered between October 1855 and December 1855 in Rochford, Essex.1

He was listed in the 1861 census as Head of Family at Farm Cottage in Barling, Essex, with his wife Elizabeth; he was an agricultural labourer and the household included Elizabeth's daughter Sarah SNOW.2

He was listed in the 1871 census as Head of Family in Barling, Essex, with his wife Elizabeth; he was an agricultural labourer.3
He was listed as a lodger in William SNOW's household in the 1881 Census in Great Wakering, Essex, working as an agricultural labourer.4

Family

Elizabeth HUTCHINS (1809 - b 1881)

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Rochford, Vol 4a, p282, 4Q1855.
  2. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, ED 1 RG9-1086 Folio 11 p15 GSU roll 542750.
  3. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, ED 6 RG10-1670 Folio 87 p13 GSU roll 829958.
  4. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 2 RG11-1772 Folio 38 p14 GSU roll 1341428.

Adelaide Myrtle Maud FERGUSON1,2

(1921 - 2005)
Father*Angus Stewart FERGUSON1 b. 1896, d. 1969
Mother*Adelaide May BOYLE1 b. 1896, d. 1971
Adelaide Myrtle Maud FERGUSON was born in West Derby, Lancashire, on 27 May 1921.1,3,4

Adelaide's marriage to George Anthony DOBBINS was registered between July 1945 and September 1945 in Liverpool, Lancashire.5

Adelaide left London on 26 April 1951 on board the 'Straithaird', bound for Sydney, with her husband George Anthony DOBBINS. Their last UK address was 30 Hawarden Ave, Sefton Park, Liverpool, and he gave his occupation as 'electrical engineer.2'

She was widowed at age 76 on the death of her husband George on 24 October 1997.6

Adelaide died on 10 December 2005 at Dandenong Hospital in Dandenong, Victoria, at age 84.7,4 She was cremated on 16 December 2005 at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Springvale.8

Family

George Anthony DOBBINS (1922 - 1997)
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S719] Email - Marjorie (Bolton) Smith, email - Marjorie (Bolton) Smith to D Ferguson, 10 Feb 2011 onwards.
  2. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of West Derby, Vol 8b, p1247.
  4. [S362] Springvale Botanical Cemetery database, at https://smct.org.au/
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Liverpool, Vol 8b, p11, 3Q1945.
  6. [S362] Springvale Botanical Cemetery database, at https://smct.org.au/, aged 75.
  7. [S396] Ryerson Index to Australian Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm, issues of the Age and Herald Sun, 14 Dec 2005.
  8. [S362] Springvale Botanical Cemetery database, at https://smct.org.au/, asshes collected by the family.

Alexander FERGUSON1

(1912 - 2005)
Father*Alexander FERGUSON1 b. 1882, d. 1966
Mother*Catherine Sinclair (Kate) McINNES1 b. 1882, d. 1959
Alexander FERGUSON
(1912-2005)
Alexander FERGUSON was born at 61 Exeter Drive in Partick, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 25 January 1912.1,2

The following comes from a 6p book 'All About Baby', probably written by his mother: "He is called after his father, being the man his mother thought the most of on the wide world. Born at 61 Exeter Drive, Partick, Glasgow on 25th day of January in the year 1912 at 1.30pm o'clock. Born on a Thursday. Thursday's child is merry and glad. He has a mole under his left knee and another on calf of right leg.
Baptised at 61 Exeter Drive on Friday 7th March by Principal McCullough. Baby was carried to the room by his Aunt Tina and behaved like a little swell. His wee cousin Peggy being an interested spectator. Baby's weight: at 3 months 11 1/2 lbs; 2 stone 4 lb at 2 years.
May 18th, Saturday, got his photo taken. His last day in long dresses. First short clothes on Sunday May 19th 1912 (& shoes).
Took whooping cough in August so we did not get holidays. Was not very bad and was as good as gold through it all. He now knows the use of his feet.
Cut his first tooth on Saturday 21 Sept 1912.
Had been walking round the chairs for two months. Auntie Jean sent him off on his own on Sunday afternoon in 848 Argyle St where he was visiting his Grandpa. Took his first step on Sunday April 6th 1913.
He was out in the pram and saw a horse and he said Gee-up, but had been saying Ta Ta and Da Da for a long time, while his wee cousin Peggy taught him to say Chi Chi to Pussy at Christmas. Spoke first word on Sunday March 23rd 1913.
Got his first horse on Friday 7th November 1913. Nearly went off his head with joy. Papa made him a big engine in September, it has a back seat. Named horse Powerful.
The two greatest surprises of his life were when he saw his wee sister in short clothes, and when his Papa shaved off his moustache on Thursday Dec 18th 1913 - did not know him for hours."2


He was a student at Hamilton Cres School and received a reference from Thomas Martin, Headmaster, probably when he left (aged 14), as he felt the school could not teach him much and his parents needed further income on 21 September 1926.3

His mother somehow engineered his employment with the Glen Line out of Glasgow, and his discharge book (issued by the UK Board of Trade, No. R43382 for seaman 263915) shows various engagements up until his Ranginui voyage to New Zealand. These include the Glenardle (Oct 1927 - Nov 1928, 3 voyages as Mess room boy), Arracan (Mar 1929, Apr 1931, 5 voyages as Cadet), Henzada (Apr 1931, Apr 1933, 5 voyages as Cadet) and Ranginui signon (Jun 1936, Able-bodied Seaman).4 His papers include an Argentine Certificate of Identification for Seamen; issued while a Cadet on the Henzada (Henderson Line). Stamps show he visited Argentina in August 1932 and October 1934.5 He was employed by P Henderson & Co as a Cadet until 7 Apr 1933 aboard the Arracan and Henzada.6 He received a Certificate of Profiency as a Watcher in Radiotelegraphy on 25 September 1929.7 Alexander was registered as #35905 on the Register of Midshipmen of the Officers (Merchant Navy) Federation and with the Navigators and General Insurance Co Ltd on 19 April 1933.8
Now in the depths of the depression, and laid off, his Unemployment book shows his registration on 9 April 1935 at Finnieston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.9

He thought fondly in later years of the time he spent 'on board a yacht during the summer' - the yacht Dorcas, of which he seemed to be the sole caretaker for an absentee owner.10
'Dorcas', Scotland, c1935


He signed on as Seaman in Bowling, Dunbartonshire on 17 June 1936 for the delivery voyage of the scow Ranginui, to New Zealand, although he was really trying to get to Australia. This tiny vessel (105 ft long) took 105 days to reach Auckland after many adventures due to her inability to steer straight (the rudder was too small). The photo shows the Ranginui as she was later altered for the Northern Shipping Co.11,12
Scow 'Ranginui' (as altered for the Northern Shipping Co)

After arriving in New Zealand, Alexander signed on as 4th Officer with the Union Steamship Co on the Marama at Wellington on 21 October 1936.13
Alexander then joined the Union Steamship Co as 3rd Officer on a variety of vessels: Gabriella, Wingatui, Karepo, Kartigi, Tamahine, Omana, Waipori, Waimarino, Kaiwarra.13 He received a Radio-Telegraph Operator's Certificate, Third Class, numbered WN 121 at Wellington on 26 September 1938.14 He received probably his first driver's licence at Christchurch, Canterbury, on 1 June 1939; also a June 1939 licence issued in Melbourne, and another in 1940 in Dunedin.15 Alexander's continued working with the Union Steamship Co as 2nd Officer on a variety of vessels: Poolta, Kakapo, Kaimiro, Karetu, Kaiwarra, Wingatui, Kartigi, Kiwitea based at Wellington from 1940.13,16

He married Berys Hunter MACDONALD, daughter of Arnold Morell (Dick) MACDONALD and Ella Mary MORRIS, at St Luke's Presbyterian Church in Remuera, Auckland, on 13 October 1941. They were attended by Johnnie CRISP and Susan SAMUEL and the reception was held at the Auckland Domain Tearooms.17,18,19
Wedding of Alexander FERGUSON to Berys H MACDONALD, October 1941


He received his Master's Certificate (Foreign-going) at Wellington on 19 February 1943.20 He remained with the Union Steamship Co as 2nd Officer on the Kiwitea (acting Chief Officer for the first week) from 1944.13

With a growing family, he now felt it was time to seek a shore job and so worked as a Harbourmaster's Assistant and Dredge Officer at a number of New Zealand ports, including Westport, Dunedin and Nelson.21
40 Queen St, Wesport, NZ - FERGUSON family home in the late 1940s


He was given authority to wear War Medals, namely the 1939-43 Star Medal Ribbon, Star Medal (and clasp) by the Marine Dept at Wellington on 17 September 1945.22

Alexander worked as Mate on the Motu (3 engagements until August 1952) at New Zealand on 18 September 1951.11

He received a Restricted Radio-Telegraph Operator's Certificate, numbered NN107 at Nelson on 26 August 1957.14

He was appointed as a Marriage Celebrant on 12 November 1982.23 Stanley Robert CUTHBERTSON and Dorothy May (Doe) McCAFFERY were married by Alexander FERGUSON (as Marriage Celebrant) at Nelson on 26 April 1983.

He was widowed at age 76 on the death of his wife Berys on 6 February 1988.24,25,26,27

He signed a will dated 27 October 1999 in Nelson, replacing an earlier one of 29 May 1962.28

Alexander died on 7 January 2005 at 1.45pm at Nelson Hospice, 36 Manuka St in Nelson at age 92 of gall bladder cancer.25,29,26,30,31 His funeral was held at Nelson on 12 January 2005.25,32 He was cremated at the Golden Bay/Motueka Crematorium on 12 January 2005.25 His ashes were retained by the family.25
Memorial - Alexander FERGUSON (1912-2005) and Berys (nee MACDONALD)(1911-1988), Marsden Valley, Nelson, NZ

Family

Berys Hunter MACDONALD (1911 - 1988)
ChartsFerguson pedigree
Thomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy
Martin McInnes descendancy
Hugh McColl descendancy
Alexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
William Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Partick, Statutory Births, GRO 646/03 0194.
  2. [S710] Diary - "Baby Book for Alexander Ferguson,."
  3. [S401] Reference - Reference on leaving school.
  4. [S385] Licence/Certificate - Certificates of Discharge, Original book is for UK governed voyages only - this file also includes Certificates of Discharge for various NZ engagements also.
  5. [S389] Government Publication - Identification Papers.
  6. [S398] Reference - Henderson Line service.
  7. [S383] Licence/Certificate - Watcher in Radiotelegraphy.
  8. [S381] Licence/Certificate - Register of Midshipman.
  9. [S388] Government Publication - Unemployment book.
  10. [S400] Reference - Yacht 'Dorcas' service.
  11. [S385] Licence/Certificate - Certificates of Discharge.
  12. [S382] Diary - "Voyage notes for Ranginui trip 1936,."
  13. [S397] Reference - Union Company service.
  14. [S384] Licence/Certificate - Radio-telegraph Operator.
  15. [S402] Licence/Certificate - Driver's licence, A Ferguson.
  16. [S399] Reference - Union Company service.
  17. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, District of Auckland, 1941, entry #76.
  18. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 27 Nov 1941, Marriages.
  19. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 10357.
  20. [S376] Licence/Certificate - Master's Certificate.
  21. [S696] Reference - Marine Dept service.
  22. [S387] Government Publication - Authority to wear War Medals.
  23. [S699] Licence/Certificate - A Ferguson, Marriage Celebrant appointment.
  24. [S908] Newspaper - Nelson Evening Mail, Feb 1988, Deaths.
  25. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  26. [S373] Cemetery Marker - Alexander and Berys H Macdonald, Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson, NZ.
  27. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1988/38350.
  28. [S352] Will - Alexander Ferguson.
  29. [S908] Newspaper - Nelson Evening Mail, issue of 8 Jan 2005, Deaths.
  30. [S923] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, death record, Reg. No. 2005/1498.
  31. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2005/1498.
  32. [S297] Funeral Card -.

Alexander FERGUSON1

(1882 - 1966)
Father*James (Jimmie) FERGUSON1 b. 1860, d. 1949
Mother*Mary Duncan ADAM1 b. 1854, d. 1930
Alexander FERGUSON
(1882-1966)
Alexander FERGUSON was born at 118 Garthland Drive in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 9 November 1882.1
The siblings Alexander, Jane, Robert and Mary were listed in the 1891 census at 37 Wesleyan St in Camlachie, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, with their parents, James (Jimmie) FERGUSON and Mary Duncan ADAM.2
The siblings Alexander, Jane, Robert and Mary were listed in the 1901 census at 85 Bellgrove St in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, with their parents, James (Jimmie) FERGUSON and Mary Duncan ADAM. Alexander was an apprentice joiner.3

He worked in one of the Glasgow shipyards, but was forced to work as a tram conductor (1911) due to lack of jobs (which was regarded as a major set-back for a journeyman carpenter to have to resort to such a position).4
The siblings Alexander, Mary and Robert were listed in the 1911 census at 1052 Dumbarton Rd in Partick, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, with their parents, James (Jimmie) FERGUSON and Mary Duncan ADAM. Alexander was a 'tramways man' for the (Tramways) Corporation.5

He married Catherine Sinclair (Kate) McINNES, daughter of Charles McINNES and Margaret McCOLL, at 25 Bath St in Blythswood, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 21 April 1911.6

He enlisted with the 15th Service Battalion (1st Glasgow - also known as the Glasgow Tramways Battalion) of the Highland Light Infantry on the 14 Sep 1914 (#13251), was made Lance-Corporal in C Company, on the 17 Mar 1915, and by 23 Nov 1915, when they landed at Boulange, was a Sergeant.
The Battalion fought in 1916 at the battles of Albert, Bazentin and Ancre; in 1917 the First Battle of Arras and the battles of Amiens, Albert, Bapaume, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir and the Sambre.
He was discharged on 2 Oct 1918 (cause Wounds xviA Army Order 11b(1)) but it is understood from family oral history that he also served in Mesopotamia.4,7,8,9

After demob. he was unable to immediately return to the shipyards due to the post-war depression, although he later did so. He also worked with the Glasgow City Corporation Parks & Reserves after the General Strike.4

He was the informant of James (Jimmie) FERGUSON's death at 1052 Dumbarton Rd in Partick, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 19 April 1949.10

He was widowed at age 76 on the death of his wife Catherine on 28 May 1959.11

Alexander died on 7 January 1966 at Western Infirmary in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, at age 83 of a myocardial infarcation while residing at 51 Lawrence St - the informant was his grand-son John Taylor (Iain) HOWAT.12

Family

Catherine Sinclair (Kate) McINNES (1882 - 1959)
Children
ChartsFerguson pedigree
Thomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy
Martin McInnes descendancy
Hugh McColl descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Dennistoun, Statutory Births, GRO 644/03 1855.
  2. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 644/02 035/02 024.
  3. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 644/03 005/03 041.
  4. [S370] Interview - personal knowledge related to D Ferguson, From Alexander Ferguson (1912-2005) recollections.
  5. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 646/03 077/00 001.
  6. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Blythswood, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/10 0474.
  7. [S605] Electronic Files - James McInnes The service records of James McInnes record a family request for Alex Ferguson to visit James (then a casualty).
  8. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Catalog ref WO/372/7/44572, image 9402, campaign medals.
  9. [S530] Find My Past website, at https://www.findmypast.com, Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920, badge #492190, issued 9 Sep 1920.
  10. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Partick, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/14 0314, aged 88.
  11. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Partick, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/8 1959, aged 77.
  12. [S545] GRO Scotland, sighted record, District 645-2, entry #33.
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