After a prolonged illness, Thomas Roderick Ferguson, retired Inspector of Public Schools for Ontario County North, passed away at his home in Uxbridge, Sept. 16, 1952. Born in Kincardine, October 30th, 1878, he was the son [of] Catharine MacLean and grandson of the late Capt. Townsend Ferguson, Scottish Militia.
He attended Public and High Schools in Wiarton and received his Master's Degree in Mathematics and Physics from Queen's University. He was Principal of Continuation and public schools at Oil Springs, Mathematical master in Midland H.S. and head of Mathematical Department of Cornwall Collegiate, Principal of Uxbridge High School for 3 years when he was appointed Inspector of Public Schools for Ontario County North in January, 1914, retiring in 1943 after 30 years service.
He was a member of the United Church and for some years President and Teacher of the Business Men's Bible Class. He was a member of the Masonic Order and the local Lawn Bowling Club. In his early years he was an ardent and outstanding Lacrosse player.
Surviving are his wife,Margaret Coulsen (formerly of Grimsby) and two sons, Dougal Coulson Ferguson and James MacLean Ferguson of Toronto. Also a grandson and two brothers, Capt. W.J. Ferguson of Fort William, Ontario, and Dougal Ferguson of Lethbridge, Alberta.