Dr. John “Reynolds” Pomeroy was born in July of 1853 near Brighton, Ontario. He was the 3rd of 6 children born to Rev. Daniel Pomeroy and the former Jane Ann Aylesworth. His father was an Episcopal Minister. His siblings included Rev. William McKenzie Pomeroy (who also became an Episcopal Minister), Nancy Aleda Pomeroy, Dr. Robert Latimer Pomeroy, Daniel Webster Pomeroy and Mary Maud Pomeroy. Dr. Pomeroy’s parents died while they lived in Highgate, Ontario and they are buried at the Gosnell Cemetery near Highgate.
Dr. Pomeroy attended Trinity College in conjunction with The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. In 1876 he was listed in the census as a medical student residing at 58 Richmond St., West in Toronto with his brother Robert (who was also listed as a student). Dr. Pomeroy graduated M.B. in 1878 and he started practicing medicine in Dresden. His office was located at the corner of St. George Street and Main Street. His brother Robert also became a physician and he is known to have practiced in the United States.
Dr. Pomeroy married Gertrude Burdett on the 7th of May 1889, in Detroit, Michigan. She was born in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario in March of 1858 the daughter of Daniel and Matilda Burdett. She had an older sister named Mary, a younger brother named Frank and 6 little sisters; Coats, Lette, Georgina, Nellie, Louiza and Eva. Her father was a blacksmith and carriage maker.
Dr. and Mrs. Pomeroy immigrated to Missouri in 1890. They were parents, to 2 sons and 1 daughter. John “Burdette” Pomeroy was born in Kansas City, Missouri on the 9th of March of 1890. John “Reynolds” Pomeroy was born in St. Louis, Missouri on the 9th of November of 1893. Enid L. Pomeroy was born in Missouri in March of 1895.
Dr. Pomeroy died on the 30th of December, 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried at Mount Horeb Union Cemetery, at Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. According to the 1910 census, Mrs. Pomeroy was living at 3848 N. Hamilton in Chicago, Illinois and she was running a boarding house. Her daughter Enid lived with her. By 1920, Mrs. Pomeroy was living at East Wood Ave in Chicago with her daughter Enid and Enid’s first husband B.J. Williams. In 1930, Mrs Pomeroy was living with Enid and Enid’s second husband, Glen MacTaggart in Madison, Wisconsin. She died in 1938 and she was buried next to her husband.
*Both of Dr. Pomeroy’s sons served during World War I and World War II for the United States Army.