Name:
Thomas William Schlenker 
Location served:
Ridgetown  
Years in Practice:
1891 to 1892
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  

Biography:

Dr. Thomas William Schlenker was born on the 27th of September, 1867 near Bothwell Ontario. His parents were Thomas Schlenker and the former Caroline Wing. He had an older sister Rosina, a younger sister Lillian Augusta and a younger brother Frank. There were 3 other children Agatha, Emma and George that did not survive infancy.

Dr. Schlenker’s mother died on the 27th of May, 1883. His father married Nancy Ward on the 6th of September, 1887.  Sadly his father died the following year. In 1891 Dr. Schlenker was a student at The University of Toronto University Faculty of Medicine. He and his siblings, Lillian and Frank were boarding with his sister Rosina who had married Lyman Parney in 1886. Lillian was studying music in Toronto.

Dr. Schlenker graduated M.D. before he died on the 25th of August, 1892 just shy of his 25th birthday. He was buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown.