Orville James Glenn 
Location served:
Bothwell, Thamesville  
Years in Practice:
1910 to 1957
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. Orville James Glenn was born on the 21st of February, 1883 in Adelaide Twp., Middlesex County.  He was the 2nd of 7 children born to George Glenn and the former Margaret McKenzie.  His parents were farmers.  His siblings were; Mary, Leo, Fred, George, Laura and Jenna.

Dr. Glenn graduated M.D.,C.M. from the University of Western Ontario in 1905.  He joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 26th of June, 1906 and opened his medical practice in Wardsville.   His residence and practice were located on Main Street according to the 1911 census.  Although situated in Middlesex County, Dr. Glenn travelled to see patients in Kent County.  His name appears on birth and death records in Thamesville, Orford Township and Zone Township.

Dr. Glenn married Florence May McKay on the 18th of August, 1913 in Stratford, Ontario.  She was born on the 17th of October, 1884 near the small community of Harrington in Oxford County. She was the only child of John F. McKay and the former Mary J. Herr.  Her father was a carpenter.  Mrs. Glenn trained as a nurse and after her father’s death, she was living with her mother, at 128 Maple Street in London, Ontario, according to the 1911 census.

Dr. and Mrs. Glenn had a daughter, Donna who was born in 1918.

By 1957 Dr. Glenn had retired and he was living in London, Ontario.