Physician Profile

Oliver “Russell” Bartlett


Name:
Oliver “Russell” Bartlett 
 
Location served:
Bothwell  
 
Years in Practice:
1941 to 1968
 
Area of Specialization:
Anesthesiology  

Biography:

Dr. Oliver “Russell” Bartlett was born on the 11th of May, 1902 in Camlachie, Lambton County, Ontario.  He was the 2nd of 5 children born to the Rev. Leonard Bartlett and the former Sarah Jane Phillips.  His father was a Methodist Minister.  Dr. Bartlett’s siblings included Leonard, Wallace, Vera and Mary.

Dr. Bartlett trained as an accountant and he was in that occupation when he married Frieda Maud McClary in Thamesville, Ontario on the 2nd of June, 1926.  Mrs. Bartlett was born on the 4th of October, 1904 in Middlesex County, the eldest child of Frederick and Maud McClary.  She had a younger sister Annie.  Dr. and Mrs. Bartlett were married by Dr. Bartlett’s father.  After their marriage, they settled in Highland Park Michigan and Dr. Bartlett worked as a clerk for the Ford Motor Company.  A son Donald was born to them while they lived in Michigan.

Dr. Bartlett returned to school and graduated M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1941.  He set up his medical practice in Bothwell.  In 1944 Dr. Bartlett attended McGill University in Montreal and completed a course in anesthesia.  In 1945, Dr. Bartlett joined his older brother, Dr. Leonard Bartlett working as an anesthetist at Hamilton General Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Bartlett moved to Windsor, Ontario in 1946.  He died in Windsor on the 8th of June, 1968.  His wife Frieda went on to marry Daniel Kingston Boam.  She died on the 26th of April, 1994.  She was buried at West Bothwell Cemetery in Zone Twp, Kent Co., next to Mr. Boam.