Doctors

Most recent additions to the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute:

Parks, Neal O'Donnell

Dr. Neal O’Donnell Parks was born on the 1st of March 1834 in Dungarven, Waterford County, Ireland, the son of Richard Parks and the former Mary O’Donnell.  Dr. Parks was named after his maternal grandfather, Mr. Neal O’Donnell.  He had a younger brother named Richard.  Dr. Parks was educated in private schools prior to attending…

McKinnon, John Percival

Dr. John Percival McKinnon was born on the 23rd of July, 1872 in Erin Twp, Wellington County.  His parents, Malcolm McKinnon and the former Mary Thomson were farmers.  Dr. McKinnon was the 2nd of 8 children and his siblings were: Herbert, Wilfred, Chester, Edgar, Daniel, Mary Ella and Archibald. Prior to going to medical school,…

Engmann, Frederick Walter

Dr. Frederick Walter Engmann was born on the 28th of February, 1931 in Ghana, West Africa.  His siblings included Edward, Edwin, Christina, Gladys and Virginia. Dr. Engmann graduated M.D. from the University of London, England in 1959.  He immigrated to Canada in December of 1967 after he completed his specialization   in Diagnostic Radiology (DMRD)….

Allen, Patrick John

Dr. John Patrick Allen was born in South Africa in 1932. Dr. Allen graduated medical school in 1957 from Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland.  Dr. Allen furthered his medical training in surgery at Port O’ Down in Ireland prior to immigrating to Chatham in 1972.  He joined the surgical practice of Dr. Don Patterson in…

Finlayson, Alexander Joseph

Dr. Alexander Joseph Finlayson was born on the 18th of May, 1906 in Plummer Township, Ontario, the son of Gregor John Finlayson and the former Hannah May Torence.  His parents were farmers near Rydal Bank.  He had an older sister Rebecca and 3 younger siblings: Anna, John and Gordon.  Dr. Finlayson graduated from the University…

Stewart, Alvie Earl

Dr. Alvie Earl Stewart was born on the 24th of October, 1893 in Hamilton, Ontario, the youngest of 3 children born to Luther Stewart and the former Nancy J Fletcher.  His father was an ironworker at the time of his birth and his older siblings were Lorne and Edna.  Eventually the Stewart family moved to…

Graham, William Henry

Dr. William Henry Graham was born around 1844 in Ontario near Belleville.  His parents were William and Mary Graham. Dr. Graham married Jennie Marshall on the 15th of September, 1876 in Chatham, where Dr. Graham was a practicing physician.  Mrs. Graham was born in March of 1858 in Elgin County near Fingal, the daughter of…

Fraser, Donald Martin

Dr. Donald Martin Fraser was born on the 29th of April, 1846 in Middlesex County, Ontario. He was the 9th of 11 children born to Donald Fraser and the former Jane Martin. His parents were farmers. His siblings were Samuel, William, Jane, John, Robert, James, Mary, Ely, David and Martin. Dr. Fraser graduated M.D. from…

McIntyre, Ivan Gordon

Dr. Ivan Gordon McIntyre was born on the 23rd of January, 1909 in Dublin, Ireland. He was the youngest of 4 children born to George McIntyre and the former Margaret Isabella Layng. Dr. McIntyre had two sisters named Angeline and Eileen and a brother named William Percival Edwin McIntyre. In 1911 the McIntyre family resided…

McKay, Wilson Gibbs

Dr. Wilson Gibbs McKay was born on the 15th of May, 1906 in Oshawa, Ontario. He was the 2nd of 3 sons born to Dr. Thomas Wills Gibbs McKay and the former Alice Adella Drew. His brothers were Donald Drew McKay and Ian Blake McKay. Dr. McKays father was a prominent medical physician in Oshawa….

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 a local school and prior to attending university, he graduated from Essex…

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….