Biography of William Ferguson
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Ferguson, William, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1838, and came to this country with his parents the same year. He received his education in the public schools of Troy and afterwards learned the plumber's trade. He was in the United States navy during the war. In 1866 be with Fergus 'Dodds formed the firm of Dodds & Ferguson in the plumbing business which continued until 1880 when he bought Mr. Dodds's interest in the concern and has since carried on the business himself. He belongs to the Royal Arcanum and Post Griswold G. A. R. In 1869 he married Helen Arthur, of Cohoes, N. Y., who died December 23, 1895. He has three daughters.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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