Physician Profile

Thomas Gordon Douglas Richardson


Name:
Thomas Gordon Douglas Richardson 
 
Location served:
Wallaceburg  
 
Years in Practice:
1931 to 1960
 
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  

Biography:

Dr. Thomas ‘Gordon’ Douglas Richardson was born on the 29th of September, 1907 in Port Dover, (Norfolk City) Ontario, the son of Rev. Joseph Richardson and the former Edith Gordon.  His father was a Methodist minister and Dr. Richardson had a younger brother Howard.  According to the 1921 census the Richardson family resided on Queen Street in Petrolia, (Lambton County) Ontario.

Dr. Richardson graduated  from Victoria Medical College in 1931.  After he completed his internship, he settled in Wallaceburg and began the practice of medicine.  His name appears on birth and death records as late as 1936.  Dr. Richardson married Mary Grace ‘Maisie’ MacLean in April of 1936.  Mrs. Richardson was raised in Beachburg, Ontario the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander MacLean.  Her siblings included Donald, Laura and twins Jean and John.  Mrs. Richardson and her twin brother, James were born on the 31st of August, 1910.

Dr. and Mrs. Richardson were the parents of a daughter.  Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were residing in Parry Sound, Ontario in the 1950’s and Dr. Richardson worked at the sanitarium.

Dr. Richardson died on the 25th of March, 1960.  Mrs. Richardson died on the 8th of March, 1974.  They are buried at the Springcreek Cemetery in Mississauga, Ontario.

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