St. James Church, located at Hood, Ont., was built around 1860, located at lot 16, concession 3, Dalhousie Township.
This church is no longer being used.
Robert “Wild Bob” Ferguson
1866 – 1889
Buried in the Ferguson Cemetery, Dalhousie Township
Friday August 23, 1889 The Perth Courier
Tragedy at Calabogie Lake Fatal Row Between Two River Drivers The Inquest
Kingston Ont., August 15 – “I’ll fight that fellow or I will be in hell tonight.” These were the remarks of an enraged river man in the village of Madawaska on Tuesday night. About eight o’clock he was shot and after great agony died yesterday about 11 o’clock . It was Edward McLaughlin, river driver, who shot Robert Ferguson and killed him.
Madawaska is a small village in the Kingston and Pembroke railway, fourteen miles from Renfrew. Both men were employed at High Falls by E. B. Eddy, Hull Que. On Tuesday Ferguson and McLaughlin went down from High Falls to Madawaska, and were soon intoxicated. Ferguson, ugly when in his cups, interchanged some blows with McLaughlin, but they were speedily separated. Ferguson, however, was not satisfied, he was most violent in his threats. The blustering river driver could not be pacified. Read the rest here– CLICK—The Story of Wild Bob Ferguson of Dalhousie Township
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