Dr. Archibald King Aylsworth was born near Earnestown, Ontario on the 19th of November, 1838. He was the son of Job Aylsworth and the former Anna McGillivray. His parents were farmers in Addington County and his siblings were; Bowen McGillivray Aylsworth, John Bowen Aylsworth, Jane Anna Aylsworth, Elizabeth Catharine Aylsworth, William Robert Aylsworth and Mary Margaret Aylsworth. According to the 1861 census, Dr. Aylesworth was a medical student.
Dr. Aylsworth graduated from Queen’s University in 1863 and started practicing medicine in Morpeth. By 1871, Dr. Aylsworth was a physician in the Village of Newburgh, Ontario.
On the 24th of March, 1872, he married James Anna Black. She was born on the 25th of December, 1849, near Newburgh, Ontario in Addington County. She was the 4th of 5 children born to John Black and the former Amarilla Amey. Her parents were farmers and her siblings were; Mary Elizabeth Black, William James Black, George N. Black and Julia Eliza Black. Dr. and Mrs. Aylsworth were married in Newburgh at the home of her parents.
Dr. Aylsworth was involved with the community by being a member of Town Council and a Trustee of the High School.
Dr. Aylsworth continued to practice in the Village of Newburgh until his death on the 8th of May, 1886. He was 47 years old. Mrs. Aylesworth died on the 10th of March, 1911. Dr. and Mrs. Aylsworth were buried at the Newburgh United Church Cemetery.
*Note….the author has confirmed the correct name of Dr. Aylesworth’s wife. Those sources include the 1851 census in Addington Co., the 1861 census for Lennox and Addington Co, the 1871 census for Addington County, the Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal records (which recorded her date of birth as well as the correct spelling of her name) and the Marriage Record of March 24th, 1872. Her name is also recorded in the 1881 census although not as legible as in other sources.