Biography of Hugh E. Fergus
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HUGH E. FERGUS, a well known and able attorney of Charleroi, Pa., who has been a resident here since Pa., and is a son of Samuel P. and Margaret (Weir) Fergus.

The Fergus family originally came from Scotland and settled in Huntington County, Pa., where they attained considerable prominence. Samuel P. Fergus was born in Washington County. east of Washington, and was a son of Thomas Fergus. He was for many years one of the prominent farmers of the county, but subsequently removed to Washington, where he engaged in the oil business until the time of his death in Jnne, 1900. His widow is still living and a resident of Washington, Pa.

Hugh E. Fergus obtained his educational training in the public schools of Washington and the Washington Jefferson College, from which he graduated in 1900. He then entered the law department of the Western University of Pennsylvania, now known as the University of Pittsburg, and graduated in law in 1901, and in July of that year, embarked in the practice of law at Washington, where be continued until May, 1908. He then came to Charleroi, and has since been located at No. 511 Fallowfleld avenue.

Mr. Fergus is one of the able and rising members of the legal profession of Charleroi, and possesses to the fullest extent the confidence and esteem of his fellow men.


From:
20th Century History Of The City of
Washington and Washington County Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens
By: Joseph F. McFarland
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Illinois, 1910

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