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Samuel Ferguson

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Samuel Ferguson, M.I.E.E., M.Am.I.E.E. Director (and Founder) of Ferguson, Pailin & Co.

1886 Born in Winsford Cheshire

1901 Worked for National Telephone Co; living in North Manchester[1]

1911 Electoral (sic) draughtsman, living in North Manchester[2]. Worked for Ferranti

1912 Associate of I E E

1913 With Pailin, left Ferranti to form Ferguson Pailin.

1920 Living in Fairfield, Manchester, an electrical engineer, when he travelled to New York on the Olympic[3]

1920 Member of I E E

1934 Married the author Ruby Constance Annie Ashby.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
  • UK, Electrical Engineer Lists, 1871-1930