Thomas Logan Towers 
Location served:
Years in Practice:
1905 to 1965
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. Thomas Logan Towers was born in Sarnia, Ontario on the 15th of July, 1884.  Dr. Towers was the 5th of 6 sons born to Thomas Ford Towers and the former Mary Ann Huggart.   His father was an accountant and his siblings were; Alfred St. Clair Towers, Robert Irwin Towers, James Crawford Towers, Gordon King Towers and Norman Ewart Towers.

Dr. Towers matriculated in Sarnia in 1902.  He entered university in the fall of 1903.  Dr. Towers took a year off from school for a medical leave.   He graduated from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1908.  After interning, he set up his medical practice in Wallaceburg, Ontario.  Dr. Towers joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 30th of June, 1909.

Dr. Towers answered the call of World War I and enlisted in the Canadian Army on the 15th of January, 1915.  Dr. Towers served as a Captain in the C.A.M.C.  He served in France, Belgium, India and Mesopotamia until 1918.  Dr. Towers was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Dr. Towers married Annie Elizabeth McDougall Dunn on the 4th of June, 1918, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Mrs. Towers was born in Dundas, Ontario on the 16th of February, 1872.  She was the 2nd of 5 children born to John McDougall Dunn and the former Eliza Maria Simons.  Her father was a millwright and her siblings were; William Burton Dunn, John Albert McDougall Dunn, Helena Adelaide Dunn and James Alexander Dunn.  Her father eventually became a Customs Agent.

After his discharge Dr. Towers went to work at Westminster Hospital in London, Ontario.  According to the 1921 census, Dr. Towers and his wife Anne Elizabeth were living in London.

Dr. Towers was a member of the faculty at the University of Western Ontario from 1932 until 1934.

Mrs. Towers died on the 24th of April, 1962.  Dr. Towers died on the 22nd of September, 1965.  Dr. and Mrs. Towers were buried at Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Road in Sarnia.

*Dr. Towers’ brother Robert Irwin Towers served with the Canadian Armed Services in WWI.  His brother Captain Norman Ewart Towers died from wounds he received at the Battle of the Somme on the 20th of September, 1916.