Name:
Delaski Marr 
Location served:
Ridgetown  
Years in Practice:
1899 to 1946
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  

Biography:

Dr. Delaski Marr was born in Almonte, Michigan on the 21st of April, 1871. His parents were Dr. Francis Button Marr and the former Mary Ann Smith. The Marr family moved to Ridgetown, Ontario when he was a year old. He was the eldest of 3 boys. His siblings, Ralph and Freddie were born in Ridgetown and both brothers died when they were very young.

Dr. Marr attended school in Ridgetown, before attending medical school at The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He graduated M.B. in 1893.  According to the 1928 Ontario Medical Register, Dr. Marr joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 30th of May, 1893.  Dr. Marr did post graduate work in New York and Edinburgh, Scotland. He returned to Canada in 1899 and practiced medicine with his father in Ridgetown.  Dr. Marr is listed in the 1900 Ontario Business Directory as practicing in Ridgetown.

He married Eunice Willard Little in Ridgetown on the 12th of August, 1899. She was born on the 19th of March, 1879 in Lucknow, Ontario. She was the youngest of 3 children born to William Uriss Little and the former Esther Melissa Treleaven.  Her father was a merchant and her elder siblings were John and Alice.

Dr. and Mrs. Marr had 3 children. Frances Alice was born in 1900, Jean Treleaven was born in 1904 and Charles Clark Marr was born in 1910 (but died in 1913). The family resided at 5 Main St. in Ridgetown.  Mrs. Marr was a talented organist and choir leader.  She was a member of the I.O.D.E.

From 1914 to 1918, Dr. Marr was a medical and recruiting officer in District One.  After 1918 he was discharged with the rank of Captain from the 24th Kent Militia.

Dr. Marr was a founding member of the Ridgetown Rotary Club in 1930. He went on to be the District Governor of the 153rd District from 1940-1941. Dr. Marr was a skilled bowler and toured Europe on the Canadian Bowling Team in 1932 and 1936. He also enjoyed playing golf and tennis.  He was an internationally recognized Dahlia grower and he was a judge at the New York Dahlia Show in 1939. Dr. Marr served on the Ridgetown Board of Education for the High School.

Dr. Marr died on the 27th of December, 1946.  His wife Eunice died on the 24th of April, 1960.   They are buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown.

*His father Dr. Francis Button Marr also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.