Name:
Peter Bayne Robertson 
Location served:
Ridgetown  
Years in Practice:
1887 to 1928
Area of Specialization:
Family Physician  

Biography:

Dr. Peter Bayne Robertson was born in Howard Township (Kent County) on the 24th of February, 1864.  He was the 3rd of 6 children born to John Robertson and the former Eliza McCallum.  His siblings included; John, Angus, Mary, Susan and Maggie.  His father was born in Scotland and his mother was born in Caledon, Ontario.  The family farm was located in Howard Township.

Dr. Robertson graduated from Trinity College in 1887.  He set up his medical practice in Newbury (Middlesex County).

On the 27th of June, 1894, Dr. Robertson married Margaret “Maggie” Clark in Howard Twp.  She was born in Kent County on the 12th of May 1874, the eldest of 5 children and the only daughter of Alexander Clark and the former Christine McMillan.  Her siblings were; John, Neil, Alexander and James and her parents were farmers.

Dr. and Mrs. Robertson had 4 children.  Christine was born on the 12th of May 1897, Wallace Clark was born on the 17th of April 1902 (died in 1930), Dorothy was born in November 5th 1907 and died on the 7th of March, 1909 of complications from measles.   Their fourth child, Peter Bayne Robertson was born on the 6th of October 1915 and served during World War II.  Flying Officer Peter Bayne Robertson died in an airplane accident on the 14th of  May, 1943 and he was buried at Sleepy Hillock Cemetery, Montrose, Scotland.

By 1911, the Robertson family was living in Ridgetown, Ontario.   Dr. Robertson had his medical office on Main Street.  Dr. Robertson was a Mason and served as the Master in Ridgetown.

Dr. Robertson moved to Windsor in 1928.  He no longer saw patients as a physician but he worked as a druggist.  He resided at 105 Elm Ave. in Windsor.  He retired in July of 1935.

Mrs. Robertson died at Grace Hospital in Windsor, Ontario on the 22nd of May, 1929.  Dr. Robertson died on the 25th of December, 1935.  They are buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown.