Dr. Jeffrey Talbot Sutherland was born on the 30th of June, 1858 in Southwold Twp, Elgin County. He was the eldest child of Peter Sutherland and the former Ann Hunter. His parents were farmers and his siblings were; William, Isabella (who was born and died in 1861), Annie, Hedley, Peter and George.
Dr. Sutherland graduated from Trinity College in 1882 and he started his medical practice in Leamington. Dr. Sutherland’s name appears on birth and death records in Wheatley and Romney Township, indicating he saw patients in Chatham-Kent.
Dr. Sutherland married Sarah “Elizabeth” Brooks in Fingal, (Elgin County) Ontario on the 20th of November, 1883. She was born on the 15th of September, 1854, the 4th of 8 children born to John William Brooks and the former Sarah Lowther. Her father was a blacksmith and her siblings were; Mary, Jane, Charles, Cecilia, Emma, John and James.
Dr. and Mrs. Sutherland had a son Algernon Gracey Sutherland born to them on the 6th of April, 1884 in Leamington. Sadly he died on the 4th of January, 1888 of diptheria.
Dr. Sutherland died on the 9th of July, 1902 in Leamington. At the time of his death he resided on John Street. Dr. Sutherland was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, 233 Erie St. S., in Leamington.
Mrs. Sutherland remarried after the death of her husband. She married William Smith on the 13th of July, 1920. Mr. Smith was a merchant in Leamington. Mrs. Sutherland-Smith died on the 30th of December, 1926. Mrs. Sutherland was buried next to Dr. Sutherland at Lakeview Cemetery.