Name:
Frederick John Walker 
Location served:
Wheatley  
Years in Practice:
1905 to 1939
Area of Specialization:
Family Physician and Surgeon  

Biography:

Dr. Frederick John Walker was born on the 2nd of March, 1879 in Enniskillen Twp, Lambton County.  His parents were 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 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 practice in Wheatley, Ontario 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.   He never married and lived with his sister Emma in Wheatley at the corner of Elm and Talbot Street.

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.