Dr. John “Malcolm” McNeil was born in Campbelltown, Argyleshire, Scotland in approximately 1836.
Little else is known about this doctor until he appears in the 1867 Business Directory advertisement as practicing in Morpeth, Ontario. The advertisement advises that he is a physician, surgeon and Accoucheur (a person who practices as a midwife). Dr. McNeil is listed in Morpeth in the 1869 Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory. There is another mention of Dr. McNeil in the 1870 Sutherlands Gazeteer Business Directory. In this ad, he is listed as practicing on Wilsons Block, in Morpeth.
Dr. McNeil was married to Elizabeth who was born around 1843 in England. According to the 1871 census (Howard Twp) they did not have any children.
Dr. McNeil died on the 22nd of January, 1872 in Howard Twp, Kent Co. He was 35 years old at the time of his death. His death was registered by another Morpeth doctor, Dr. James M. Smith.
*Dr. James Martin Smith is also featured on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.