Name:
Walter Hauck Weber 
Location served:
Chatham  
Years in Practice:
1927 to 1982
Area of Specialization:
Psychiatry  

Biography:

Dr. Walter Hauck Weber was the eldest child born to William Kesselring Weber and the former Clara Hauck on the 26th of May, 1901 in Berlin, (now known as Kitchener) Ontario.  His siblings included, Viola, Melvin, Gordon and Frederick.  According to the 1911 and 1921 Canadian Census, the Weber family resided at 127 Young St., in Berlin.  His father was a hardware merchant.  Dr. Weber graduated from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1927.

He married Jeanne Armour Downing on the 12th of July, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan.  Mrs. Weber was the daughter of William Downing and the former Ida Louise Armour. She and her twin sister, Ida Helen Louise were born on the 29th of April, 1907.  At the time of the twins birth, the Downing family resided at 239 Beatrice Street in Toronto.  There were no older siblings and her mother died of peritonitis on the 4th of May, 1907 just a few days after the birth of her twin daughters.  Mrs. Downing was 27 years old.  After the death of his wife, Mr. Downing moved in to his mother-in-laws home in Toronto.  Mr. Downing and his daughters are listed with Mrs. Marie Armour through the 1911 and 1921 census’.

By 1935 Dr. Weber was practicing medicine in Chatham, Ontario.  He appears in the 1935 Shepherds City of Chatham Directory.  His office was located in the Hick’s building at Memorial Square.  Dr. and Mrs. Weber had 3 children, 2 daughters; Jeanine and Sandra and a son named Armour.

In 1946, Dr. Weber received his D. Psych from The University of Toronto.  By 1954, Dr. Weber was attached to the Hamilton Hospital and in 1960, Dr. Weber was the Superintendent of the Ontario Hospital at North Bay.

Dr. Weber was a member of the Waterloo Historical Society, the Genealogical Society and he was a member of Rotary.

Dr. Weber died on the 10th of January, 1982 in Waterloo, Ontario.  Mrs. Weber died in 2007.