William Ferguson, president, Ferguson & Lange Foundry Company
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, May 31, 1853.
Parents: Daniel Ferguson and Sarah Ferguson, nee: Sarah Pollock
Educated: public schools, Canada.
Married: Mary Ferguson, nee: Mary Cleghorn, in Muskegon, Michigan on Thursday, November 25, 1875.
Children: Hugh Daniel Ferguson, William Ferguson-2, Margaret Ferguson, May Ferguson, and Bessie Ferguson.
Learned foundry trade in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Then came to US
Was in Denver 3 years, in Nebraska, 3 years, later in Ottumwa, Iowa
Came to Chicago in 1888.
In 1889, established the William Ferguson Foundry Company, which changed in 1903 to Ferguson & Lange Foundry Company, manufacturers of light and heavy castings, of which is President and Director.
Independent in Politics.
Member: St. Andrews Society, Royal Arcanum, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Club: Press Club, Life Member.
Office: Clybourn Avenue and Willow Street.
Residence: 6719 N. Ashland Avenue, Rogers Park
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911, page 230.