Dr. Frederick John Walker was born on the 2nd of March, 1879 in Enniskillen Twp, Lambton County. He was the 4th of 7 children born to John Walker and the former Sarah Ann Lockhart. On Dr. Walker’s birth record, his father’s occupation was listed as a merchant, but on the 1891 census, his father’s occupation was listed as an oil operator. His older siblings were; Edith, Charles and Emma and his younger siblings were Harry, Edward and Louise.
He graduated M.B. from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1905 and he opened his medical practice in Wheatley the same year. According to the 1928 Ontario Medical Register, Dr. Walker joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 27th of June, 1907.
Dr. Walker never married and lived with his sister Emma in Wheatley at the corner of Elm and Talbot Street. He enjoyed music and he played the piano.
Dr. Walker appears in the 1913 Bell Telephone Directory. His telephone number was 21a.
Dr. Walker was a respected physician in Wheatley when he died on the 14th of October, 1939. Dr. Walker was buried at the Hillsdale Cemetery, 3725 Petrolia Line, in Lambton County.
*His brother Dr. Charles Walker also became a physician and he practiced in Lambton County.