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John and Elizabeth Ferguson

Our Treasured Heritage-
A History of Coalhurst and District
Pages 316-317

John and Elizabeth Ferguson emigrated to Canada from Scotland in the early 1900's. They came to Alberta with their two sons, William and Alexander. John worked in the coal mines in Commerce about 1912. It was there that their son, Alex, fourteen years old, died of typhoid fever. Their daughter was born in 1915. They then moved to Coalhurst where John studied and became a fireboss until the explosion in 1935, but they continued to live in Coalhurst.

Bill worked on the tipple at Coalhurst. He married a school teacher from Rolling Hill and they moved to Fruitvale, B.C. They have three children. Bill passed away in 1983.

Mrs. Ferguson passed away on August 2, 1955 and Mr. Ferguson on November 16, 1956.

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