Dr. George Lester was born in the United States around 1812.
According to the 1872 Ontario Medical Register, Dr. Lester graduated from the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1855. (This university was in existence from 1850 until it closed its doors in 1880). Dr. Lester joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 6th of September, 1869.
According to “A History of Wallaceburg and Vicinity 1804 to the Present” by local historian Frank Mann, Dr. Lester was the first doctor known to have practiced in the Wallaceburg area.
Dr. Lester is recorded in the 1865 Kent County Gazetteer and Directory as a member of the Selkirk Lodge No. CCLXXXII. This Lodge was organized in 1863 and the members met at the Wallaceburg Town Hall on Tuesday evenings. Dr Lester is listed on the 1861 and 1871 census’ as residing in Chatham Twp. He was a boarder at the residence of his sister Jane Judson (wife of Lewis Judson). Both of them were listed as widowed on the census’s. Dr. Lester’s name appears on birth and death records in the 1870’s.
No other information is available at this time.