Dr. Frederick John Walker was born in Enniskillen Township (Lambton County), Ontario on the 2nd of March, 1879. Dr. Walker was the 4th of 7 children born to John Walker and the former Sarah Ann Lockhart. On Dr. Walker’s birth record, his father’s occupation was listed as a merchant, but on the 1891 census, his father’s occupation was listed as an oil operator. His older siblings were; Edith Frances Walker, Charles William Walker, Emma Helen Walker, Harry Gladstone Walker, Edward Alexander Walker and Louise Sarah Walker.
Dr. Walker graduated M.B. from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1905 and he opened his medical practice in Wheatley, Ontario that same year. According to the 1928 Ontario Medical Register, Dr. Walker joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 27th of June, 1907.
Dr. Walker never married and lived with his sister Emma Walker in Wheatley at the corner of Elm and Talbot Street. He enjoyed music and he played the piano.
Dr. Walker appears in the 1913 Bell Telephone Directory. His telephone number was 21a.
Dr. Walker was a respected physician in Wheatley when he died on the 14th of October, 1939. He worked up until the day before his death. Dr. Walker was buried at the Hillsdale Cemetery, 3725 Petrolia Line, in Lambton County. His parents and most of his siblings are also buried at the Hillsdale Cemetery.
*Dr. Walker’s brother Dr. Charles William Walker practiced medicine in Lambton County.
**Dr. Walker’s brother Harry Gladstone Walker served with the Canadian Armed Services during WWI.