Dr. Alexander Johnson Stevenson was born on the 4th of January 1865 in Brockville, Ontario. His father Rev. Robert Stevenson, was born in Scotland where he was a Presbyterian Minister. His mother the former Mary MacKay, was born in England. His parents had immigrated to Canada in 1855. Dr. Stevenson had 2 brothers, John and Robert and 2 sisters Mary and Harriet.
Dr. Stevenson attended Trinity College in Toronto and he graduated in 1887. Dr. Stevenson was practicing in the City of London in 1891 and he was living with his parents and siblings. Dr. Stevenson moved to Morpeth for a time, then settled in Ridgetown, sometime prior to 1901. His name appears on birth and death records in Howard and Harwich Townships, as late as 1905.
Dr. Stevenson died on the 29th of September, 1907 in Kingsville, Ontario. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown.
*His brother Orlando “John” Stevenson was an esteemed academic who became the head of the English Department at the Ontario Agricultural Department. He wrote a poem entitled “A Country Doctor” as a tribute to his brother, Dr. Alexander J. Stevenson.
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