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James Ferguson (1818–1894)

James Fergusson, 1887

James Fergusson, 1887

photo supplied by Ray Brown

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. James Ferguson, the surviving partner of the well known glass staining firm of Ferguson and Urie. Mr. Ferguson was a colonist of about forty years' standing, and for many years carried on business with his partner, Mr. Urie (deceased about six years ago), in Collins Street, near the National Bank. Mr. Ferguson passed away at his residence, Parkville, early on Tuesday morning, his death being simply a decay of nature, as he was in his seventy-first year. For the past four years the business of the firm has been carried on in Franklin Street and Curzon Street, North Melbourne. Mr. Ferguson was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was much respected as a private citizen, but never aspired to enter public life. He died a widower, and leaves a grown up family. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, deceased being interred in the Melbourne general cemetery and the cortege was followed by a large number of mourners. The body was conveyed to the grave in a panelled hearse, and enclosed in a plain coffin. There were three mourning coaches. Mr. Ferguson was buried in the Presbyterian compartment, the arrangements being carried out by Alfred Allison, of 221 Victoria Street, West Melbourne.

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James Fergusson, 1887

James Fergusson, 1887

photo supplied by Ray Brown

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Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland


17 April, 1894 (aged ~ 76)
Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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