Jerrold Ross Waddell 
Location served:
Years in Practice:
1907 to 1913
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. Jerrold Ross Waddell was born in Chatham, Ontario on the 16th of March, 1885.  He was the 2nd of 4 children born to John Waddell and the former Julia Vernon Wilson.  He had an older brother named William, a younger brother named John “Tracey” and a little sister named Marjorie.  His father was born in Chatham on the 2nd of May, 1854 in an old stone residence (believed to be #55) on Water Street.  There is a park next to #55 Water Street in Chatham, called the John Waddell Park.  Mr. Waddell was a grain merchant with J.B. Stringer & Co.

Dr. Jerrold Waddell was educated in Chatham and graduated from the McGill University Medical Department in June of 1907.

Dr. Waddell practiced medicine in Chatham for a number of years.  He died at the age of 28 on the 13th of July, 1913.  At the time of his death, his address was listed as 55 Water Street in Chatham, but for the last year of his life, he was doing research in a laboratory at the Montreal General Hospital.

Dr. Waddell was buried at the Maple Leaf Cemetery in Chatham.  His brother John Tracey Waddell drowned on the 16th of December, 1905 at the age of 17.