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Kemptville in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Hon. G. Howard Ferguson

1870 - 1946

 
 
Hon. G. Howard Ferguson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2021
1. Hon. G. Howard Ferguson Marker
Inscription.  

Ontario's ninth Premier was born here in Kemptville, son of Charles Ferguson, a local doctor and member of the House of Commons. Following graduation from the University of Toronto in 1891, Howard studied law under Sir William Meredith and practised in Kemptville. Elected in 1905 to the Ontario legislature as a Conservative, he became in 1914 Minister of Lands, Forests and Mines in the Hearst administration. From 1919-23 he was leader of the Opposition, Premier from 1923-30, and from 1930-35 served as Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 45° 0.798′ N, 75° 38.438′ W. Marker is in Kemptville, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Prescott Street (County Highway 44) and Van Buren Street (County Highway 24), on the left when traveling south on Prescott Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 Prescott Street, Kemptville ON K0G 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Resilience of North Grenville and its Residents (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Prescott Street Bridge (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); North Grenville Rotary Millennium Park (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); St. James' Memorial Church (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Veterans Commemorative Park (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Founding of Merrickville (approx. 18.8 kilometers away); Merrickville United Church (approx. 18.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kemptville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ferguson, Howard, 1870-1946, Records at Ontario Archives. (Submitted on September 6, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Howard Ferguson Bio. (Submitted on September 6, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hon. G. Howard Ferguson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2021
2. Hon. G. Howard Ferguson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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