Dr. Hugh Edwin Winter was born in Upper Canada in 1830.
On the 7th of February, 1854 he married Sarah Jane Culp. She was born on the 16th of August, 1833, in Milton Ontario, the daughter of Joshua Culp and the former Mary Ann Kline. Mrs. Winter was the youngest of 9 children. Her siblings were; Catherine, Adam, Jonas, John, Susan, Betsy, Ann and Hiram.
Dr. Winter graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1865. His preceptor was listed as Dr. J. M. Smith of Morpeth, Ontario. After completing medical college Dr. Winter settled in Dresden in 1865.
Dr. and Mrs. Winter had 11 children; Mary Ann, Edwin N., Margret Catherine, Washington Nicholas, Raymond Joshua, Ida Rachel, Estella Mary, Lillie Ann and her twin brother William Andrew, Harry Clifton and Edith Violet.
Dr. Winter advertised in the 1869 Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory and also in the 1875 and 1880 Kent County Directory’s. In each directory his medical practice is listed under the subtitle of Dresden. Dr. Winter was appointed as a Coroner.
Dr. Winter died at his son’s Raymond’s home in Dresden on April 2nd, 1880. He was buried at the Dresden Cemetery. His wife Sarah Jane, continued to reside in Dresden after the death of her husband. Her children grew up and moved out of the family home. According to the 1891 census she was living with her son Henry who was an apprentice tailor and her daughter Edith who was a milliner. Mrs. Winter was living with her daughter Edith and Edith’s husband Frank Hayes and their 2 year old daughter Ethel Violet, in Chatham according to the 1901 census.
Sarah Jane Winter died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chatham on the 25th of December, 1924. She was buried beside her husband at the Dresden Cemetery.
*The editor/webmaster of the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute Website, is grateful to Cort and Lesley Winter for the pencil sketch photo of Dr. Winter.
**Dr. James Martin Smith of Morpeth also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.