Name:
George Gordon 
Location served:
Merlin  
Years in Practice:
1877 to 1937
Area of Specialization:
Family Physician and Surgeon  

Biography:

Dr. George Gordon was born in Dundas County, Ontario on the 24th of May, 1855.  His parents were John Gordon and the former Elizabeth Ford.  Both of his parents were born in Scotland.  He moved to Merlin with his parents in 1871 and he was educated at local schools.  It is unknown where he received his medical training.

Dr. Gordon married Thalia Emily Early in 1879.    She was born on the 11th of June of 1861, in Pelham, Ontario the daughter of Gilbert Early and the former Abigail Hopkins.  She was the youngest of 7 children.  Her siblings included Samuel, Louisa, Mary, Judson, Franklin and Evelina.  Her father was a tinsmith.

Dr. Gordon is possibly the first physician and surgeon to practice in the Village of Merlin.  He arrived in 1879.

He is recorded in the 1881 Gazetteer as practicing in the Township of Raleigh (Merlin). According to the 1882 Ontario Medical Register, Dr. Gordon joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 8th of May 1877.

Their daughter Edith Thalia Gordon was born on the 2nd of May, 1880.  At the time of her birth, Dr. and Mrs. Gordon were residing on Middle Road in Raleigh Twp (Kent County).

By 1891 he was living in Wardsville, Ontario with his wife Thalia and their children, Edith, William, Mary, Martha, George and Anna.  His daughter Edith died on the 29th of May, 1903 at the age of 22.  Edith died in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she had sought a reprieve from poor health.  Her mother had travelled with her and was with her at the time of her death.  Edith was buried at the Wardsville Municipal Cemetery.

According to the 1911 census Dr. and Mrs. Gordon and their daughter Martha, were living in Newbury, (Middlesex County) where Dr. Gordon was practicing medicine.

Dr. Gordon’s wife, died on the 10th of March, 1917 in Newbury and she was buried at the Wardsville Municipal Cemetery.  Dr. Gordon married Annie Mary Heath on the 20th of April, 1933 in Glencoe.  She was 73 at the time of their marriage and a widow.  She was the daughter of Henry Brown and Mary Tiffen.  At the time of their marriage Dr. Gordon lived in Newbury and Mrs. Gordon lived in Wardsville.

Dr. Gordon died on the 30th of May, 1937 and he was buried at the Wardsville Muncipal Cemetery.