Name:
Gordon Slade Cumming 
Location served:
Chatham  
Years in Practice:
1926 to 1972
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  

Biography:

Dr. Gordon Slade Cumming was born on the 2nd of October, 1900 in Chatham Twp, Ontario.  He was the youngest child of Neil Thomas Cumming and the former Fannie Slade.  His 3 brothers were Kenneth Neil, Robert Bruce and Frederick John.  They were raised on a farm in Chatham Township.  Dr. Cumming graduated M.B. in 1926 from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  He returned to his native Chatham to practice medicine.

He married Beatrice Eleanor Margaret Scott on the 20th of September, 1934, in Tilbury.  Mrs. Cumming was born on the 28th of April, 1902 in Middlesex County.  Her parents were Mungo Park Scott and the former Lucy Rosena Mahler.  She had a younger brother named Clarence and a younger sister named Vera.  At the time of their marriage, Mrs. Cumming was a stenographer residing at 61 Park St., West in Chatham and Dr. Cumming was residing at 143 King St., West in Chatham.  According to the 1941 Shepherds City of Chatham Business Directory, Dr. Cummings’ office was located at 179 King Street.

Dr. Cumming served with the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II.  He returned to Chatham from service overseas in April of 1944.  In 1944 his medical office was located at 69 Grant Street in Chatham.

Dr. and Mrs. Cumming had one son, Donald.

By 1954, Dr. Cumming was residing in Toronto.  He died on September 14th, 1972.  He was buried at the McVicar/Gee Cemetery in Chatham Township.  Mrs. Cumming died in Chatham in 1984.

Photo: Courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Museum

*Dr. Cumming is also featured on the Gathering Our Heroes website.