Doctors

Most recent additions to the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute:

Newman, Curtis Richard

Dr. Curtis Richard Newman was born on the 11th of September, 1881 in Dunnville (Haldimand County), Ontario. His father, Richard Newman was a shoemaker and his mother was the former Susan Beebe. Dr. Newman was the eldest of 3 sons. His brothers were Harry and Rae. Dr. Newman graduated M.B. from the University of Toronto…

Robertson, William Norrie

Dr. William Norrie Robertson was born on the 18th of February, 1858 in Downie Twp, Perth County, Ontario. His parents William Robertson and the former Jessie Webster Norrie were born and raised in Scotland. They married and had 2 children, George and Susan, before immigrating to Canada. They settled in Perth County and had 3…

Knister, Charles Edward

Dr. Charles Edward Knister was born on the 11th of February, 1881 in Maidstone Twp, Essex County, Ontario.  His parents, Adam Knister and the former Nancy Ann Hill were farmers and he had a younger brother named Almer.  His primary education was in local school and prior to attending university, he graduated from Essex High…

Anderson, William

Dr. William Anderson was born on the 9th of April, 1837 in Fermanagh, Ireland.  According to the 1851 census, Dr. Anderson resided in Clarendon Twp., Ottawa County in Quebec, with his parents and an older brother named John.  His parents were farmers. In 1858 Dr. Anderson graduated M.D. from Victoria University Medical Department, in Coburg,…

Macarthur, James "Lorne"

Dr. James “Lorne” Macarthur was born on the 12th of June, 1910 in St. Thomas (Elgin County) Ontario.  At the time of his birth, his parents James Alfred Macarthur and the former Agnes Engelgan resided as 120 Alma Street.  Dr. Macarthur had an older sister named Donna and his father was an electrician with St…

Richardson, Thomas Gordon Douglas

Dr. Thomas ‘Gordon’ Douglas Richardson was born on the 29th of September, 1907 in Port Dover, (Norfolk City) Ontario, the son of Rev. Joseph Richardson and the former Edith Gordon.  His father was a Methodist minister and Dr. Richardson had a younger brother Howard.  According to the 1921 census the Richardson family resided on Queen…

Freeman, William Clarkson

Dr. William Clarkson Freeman was born on the 24th of July, 1854 in Windham Twp, (Norfolk County), Ontario.  His parents, William Freeman and the former Mary Smith were farmers.  Dr. Freeman was the 4th of 5 children.  His siblings were Albert, James, Salinda and Charles. Dr. Freeman graduated from Trinity Medical College in Toronto in…

Roome, William Frederick

Dr. William Frederick Roome was born on the 21st of November, 1841, near Clearville, in Orford Twp.  He was the 3rd of 7 children born to William Roome and the former Katherine McLean.  His parents were farmers and his siblings were Abraham, John, Charles, Joseph, Sarah and James.  His brother’s John and Charles also became…

McLaughlin, James

Dr. James McLaughlin was born in 1835 on a farm near Fingal (Elgin County) Ontario.  His parents were Thomas McLaughlin and the former Lydia Pettit.  Dr. McLaughlin was the 7th of 10 children.  His siblings were John, Thomas Jr., Nancy, William, Michael, Lawrence, Miar, Daniel and Mary.  His brother Lawrence also became a physician and…

Anderson, Charles Nathaniel

Dr. Charles Nathaniel Anderson was born on the 14th of January, 1858 in Stephen Twp., Huron County.  He was the 3rd of 13 children born to James Anderson and the former Elizabeth Howes.  His parents were farmers and his siblings were Robert, Samuel, James, Arthur, Frank, Demascus, Laura, Emma, Henry, John, Frederick and Elizabeth.  Dr….

Coulson, Earl Glenwood

Dr. Earl Glenwood Coulson was born on the 29th of October, 1895 in Comber (Essex County), Ontario.  His parents were Corydon Palmer Coulson and the former Martha Elizabeth Fenner.  Dr. Coulson was the youngest of 3 sons.  His eldest brother John died as a child and his brother Morley Cecil Coulson was born on the…

Emerson, Harry Garfield

Dr. Harry Garfield Emerson was born on the 10th of August, 1881 near Wheatley, Ontario.  He was the 5th of 8 children born to John Emerson and the former Hesther Wigle.  His parents were farmers. His siblings were Thomas, Lewis, Mary, Frank, Burns, Lily and Alta. Dr. Emerson graduated M.B. in 1909 from The University…

Smith, Donald Cameron

Dr. Donald Cameron Smith was born on the 5th of February, 1922 in Peterborough, Ontario, the son of Dr. James Cameron Smith and the former Jean Leighton.  He was the youngest of 4 children.  His siblings were Douglas, Lula and James (who died at the age of 8 weeks).  His mother died when he was…

McInnes, Loftus Robert

Dr. Loftus Robert McInnes was born around 1836, possibly in Nova Scotia.  His parents John McInnes and the former Mary Hamilton, were immigrants from Scotland.  His younger brother Dr. Thomas Robert McInnes was born in 1840 in Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia and he is also featured on the Chatham Kent Physician Tribute website. Dr. McInnes…

Lockwood, Charles Anderson

Dr. Charles Anderson Lockwood was born on the 21st of May, 1896 near Mt Brydges in Caradoc Twp., Middlesex County.  His parents were Charles Henry Lockwood and the former Edith Mary Grant and they were farmers.  Dr. Lockwood was the 3rd of 7 children.  His siblings were Grant, Frederick, Harry, Edith, John and Kathleen. Dr….

Carruthers, Charles Herbert

Dr. Charles Herbert Carruthers was born on the 8th of January, 1895 in Point Edward, Lambton County, the eldest child of Herbert James Carruthers and the former Lydia Marion O’Neil.  Mr. Carruthers was an engineer with the railway.  Dr. Carruthers had 3 younger brothers, Walter, Calvert and Bruce and a younger sister Helen Grace.  Sadly…

Pelton, Harry Austin

Dr. Harry Austin Pelton was born on the 28th of October, 1889 near Burritts Rapids, Oxford Twp, Ontario to Martin Pelton and the former Louise “Almira” Watts.  Burritts Rapids is a small community near Ottawa along the Rideau River.  Dr. Pelton’s parents were farmers and he had an older brother named Manson who was born…

Lawley, George Edward Thomas

Dr. George Edward Thomas Lawley was born in 1923 in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.  His parents were George Edward Lawley and the former Norah Anne Sherry. Dr. Lawley married Elizabeth M. Peacock in 1951 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.  He graduated from the University of London (England) Medical School in 1953.  After completing medical school, Dr. Lawley…

Chapin, Charles Garfield

Dr. Charles Garfield Chapin was born near Waterford, Ontario (Norfolk County) on the 21st of March, 1883, the only child of Elam Chapin and the former Mary Amelia McCool.  His parents were farmers. Dr. Chapin’s formal education is unknown at this time. Dr. Chapin married Violet Greenway on the 8th of August, 1907 in Orillia,…

Bartlett, Oliver "Russell"

Dr. Oliver “Russell” Bartlett was born on the 11th of May, 1902 in Camlachie, Lambton County, Ontario.  He was the 2nd of 5 children born to the Rev. Leonard Bartlett and the former Sarah Jane Phillips.  His father was a Methodist Minister.  Dr. Bartlett’s siblings included Leonard, Wallace, Vera and Mary. Dr. Bartlett trained as…