Hi Merrylyn, If that's the case, then this may be Gilbert's birth. Mother is Anna Selina Baldwin LAST NAME: FERRISS FIRST NAME: WHITSON GILBERT DATE OF BIRTH: 11/06/1879 PLACE OF BIRTH: R.M. OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE SEX: M REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1883,002172 The RM of Portage la Prairie might well have included Macgregor at that time. (maybe still does).
Marriage; GROOM'S LAST NAME: FERRISS GROOM'S GIVEN NAMES: WHILSON GILBERT BRIDE'S LAST NAME: LONGDON BRIDE'S GIVEN NAMES: ELLA MARY DATE OF MARRIAGE: 11/01/1899 PLACE OF MARRIAGE: N NORFOLK REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1899,001326
Ah, here they are, but not Sarah.I would think she's born later. 4 46 40Ferris Whitson GMHeadMNov6187921, b. MB r, Irish, Methodist, rancher 4 47 40Ferris Ella MFWifeMSep15188218, b. MR b, English 1901 Census of Canada Subdistrict:Norfolk (North/Nord), MACDONALD, MANITOBA District Number:8 Subdistrict Number:h-8 Archives Microfilm:T-6433 They are living next door to what looks like a possibility for Gilbert Whitson's father. 4 44 39Ferris AlbertMHeadWApr24184951, b. ON r, Irish, Methodist, Govern. Employee 4 45 39Ferris GuyMSonSSep13188416, b. MB r, farmer
In the margin of the census, it says 11-9-W1
IN 1911 this looks to me like "father" Albert withanother son and his family. 1911 / Manitoba / Marquette / 66 Township 24 in ranges 28 / page 3 10 27 Ferriss Garland VMHeadMMay187338 11 27 Ferriss Elizabeth E FWifeMMar187833 12 27 Ferriss Mosley HMSonSFeb189713 13 27 Ferriss Olive FFDaughterSApr189912 14 27 Ferriss James WMSonSOct190010 15 27 Ferriss Albert I MSonSJun19028 16 27 Ferriss Roderick TMSonSJul19046 17 27 Ferriss Edith EFDaughterSAug19064 18 27 Ferriss Henry WMSonSSep19091 19 27 Ferriss Albert H MFatherWApr184962