Dr. Archibald King Aylesworth was born on the 19th of November, 1838 near Earnestown, Ontario Canada. He was the son of Job Aylesworth and the former Anna McGillivray. His siblings included, Bowen McGillivray, John Bowen, Jane Anna, Elizabeth Catharine, William Robert and Mary Margaret. His father farmed in Addington County near Newburgh, Ontario. According to the 1861 census, Dr. Aylesworth was a medical student.
Dr. Aylesworth graduated from Queens University in 1863 and started practicing in Morpeth, Ontario. By 1871, Dr. Aylesworth was a physician in the Village of Newburgh, Ontario.
On the 24th of March, 1872, he married James Anna Black. She was born on the 25th of December, 1849, the daughter of John Black and the former Amarilla Amey. She had an older sister Mary and 2 older brothers William James and George. She had a younger sister Julia Elizabeth. Dr. and Mrs. Aylesworth were married in Newburgh at the home of her parents.
Dr. Aylesworth was involved with the community by being a member of Town Council and a Trustee of the High School.
Dr. Aylesworth continued to practice in Newburgh until his death on the 8th of May, 1886. He was 47 years old. Dr. Aylesworth was buried at the Newburgh Cemetery.
*Note….the author has confirmed the correct name of Dr. Aylesworth’s wife. Those sources include the 1851 census in Addington Co., the 1861 census for Lennox and Addington Co, the 1871 census for Addington County, the Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal records (which recorded her date of birth as well as the correct spelling of her name) and the Marriage Record of March 24th, 1872. Her name is also recorded in the 1881 census although not as legible as in other sources.