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Dr. Norman William Meldrum
Male 1847 - 1925


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  7 Jan 1847  Badenoch, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  medical, life story, 
    Name  N. W. Meldrum 
    Name  William Norman Meldrum 
    Occupation  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Physician 
    Religion  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Residence  1890  Northumberland St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Physician 
    Religion  1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Doctor 
    Occupation  1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physician 
    Religion  1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-114065P 
    Died  2 Oct 1925  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 8
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (10 years) - Uraemia (7 days) 
    Buried  5 Oct 1925  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Person ID  I114065  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Family  Joanna Sutherland,   b. 12 Nov 1846, West Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1916, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Dec 1870  Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mary Alena Meldrum,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George Gordon Meldrum,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Dr. William Norman Meldrum,   b. 17 May 1873, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1951, Norwich, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ann Margaret Meldrum,   b. 19 Jan 1875, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Alice Meldrum,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Alice Georgina Meldrum,   b. 22 Oct 1878, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1960, Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Bertha Christine Meldrum,   b. 8 Mar 1880, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1890, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F15005  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Norman William Meldrum born in Badenoch, Wellington Co., Ontario. He attended schools in Stratford (High School) and the Toronto Normal School. He taught school himself for a time, afterwhich he studied medicine and graduated from the Toronto School of Medcine in 1873, he received the Starr Gold Medal.

      He first advertised in the Dumfries Reformer in 1874 as a Doctor.

      Dr. Meldrum, Ayr, Ontario
      Graduate and Gold Medallist, Toronto University
      Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons,
      Office and Residence (Dr. Bingham's old stand)
      Ayr, Ont. 17 May 1874


      Practising in Ayr for almost 40 years until a stroke in 1914 retired him. He was an invalid until 1925 whe he died on October 23, 1925. In the early part of his life he was active in sports, particually tennis and later in life was a lawn bowler. He attended Knox Presbyterian Church and was a talented musician.

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      In Memoriam Died, In Ayr, on Friday, October 2nd, 1925, at 11.30 o'clock, p.m. Norman W. Meldrum, M.D. In his 79th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, "Melbrae," on Monday, October 5th, at 3 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. (Please omit flowers.) Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

      Funeral Card of Norman W. Meldrum

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      MELDRUM, REV. William (d.), was b. in Scot., 1806. He was a graduate of Aberdeen University. In 1839 he emigrated from Inverness, Scot., to Canada, coming to Puslinch in response to a call to minister to the Presbyterian church, which had just been established, he being the first resident Presbyterian minister in the township of Puslinch. There had been 100 acres reserved for church and school purposes on which a small log church had been built. Soon after Mr. Meldrum came to Puslinch, he purchased the right of a squatter to 100 acres of land on lot 33, con. 8, and there set. The late Mr. Meldrum was a man of strong personality, as well as being very zealous and active. These qualities made him not only an important factor in the establishment of the Presbyterian church in Puslinch but also in the secular affaires of the pioneer settlement. In 1845 he m. Ann McLean, dau. of Peter McLean. Mr. Meldrum remained in Puslinch until 1852, when he received a call to Vaughan, York Co., where he remained five years. He then became the Presbyterian minister in West Zorra, where he remained until 1871, when he retired to Morriston, and in 1879 moved to his homestead near that village. He d. in 1889, at the ripe age of 83 years. His widow survives him, and lives at Morriston. Issue: Dr. Norman W., graduate of Toronto University, medical branch, who is now practising at Ayr, Ont.; Mrs. (Rev.) James Stewart, Dr. Peter G., also graduate of the Toronto University, medical branch, and Edinburgh, and practising at Whitby, Ont.; Mrs. Alex Marshall, Mich.; Miss Anna P., in Toronto; Dr. John A., Belmont, Ont.; Mrs. C. A. Lemen, in Detroit; George J., Elizabeth, and Alexander D., B.A., barrister in Sudbury.

      George J., m. Gertrude, dau. of Robert Watt, of Kincardine. Issue: Anna G. and Elma L. He owns the Meldrum homestead in Puslinch, known as "Melbank, " which contains 100 acres, and on which he resides, He also owns 100 acres in the Gore of Puslinch, lot 33. In politics he is a Liberal, and has always taken an active interest in political matters, and has been President of the Township Liberal Association. He was Councillor four years, and elected Reeve of Puslinch Tp. in 1905, which he later resigned, and was appointed Township Clerk. He is also Secretary of the Puslinch Agr. Society.

      Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto:Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906

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      Dr. Meldrum Passes - Was Prominent Resident of Ayr for Fifty-one Years - Dr. Norman W. Meldrum, a resident of Ayr for the past fifty-one years, passed away here on Friday night, in his 79th year, after an lingering illness. For a period of 40 years he was one of the most prominent and successful physicians of the district, being well and favorably known by a host of friends. He was stricken with a paralytic stroke 11 years ago, from the effects of which he never recovered, and until the time of his death was confined to his room. Deceased was born in Badenoch, Wellington County, in 1847 and was of Highland Scotch parentage, being the eldest son of the Rev. William and Anne McLean Meldrum. Upon graduating from the Stratford Grammar school, he entered the Toronto Normal school. During his teaching career he married Joan Sutherland of West Zorra, who predeceased him by nine years. About 1870 he returned to Toronto to study medicine at the Toronto Medical School and won the distinction and highest honors that could then be attained by graduating as a Starr gold medalist. In 1874 the doctor opened a medical practice in Ayr and during the 40 years he practiced here, he came in contact with all classes of people, creating a wide circle of friends who will greatly mourn the loss of one of Ayr's most respected citizens. He was a great lover of children and took an interest in all educational matters, being school trustee for many years. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian church and up to the time of his illness, took great interest in church affairs. …?... he was an active member of the Masonic order, and as …?... He was also an …?... and the older residence will remember the entertainment he helped to provide along this line, in cooperation with Rev. Dr. Thomson, and members of the Reid and Baxter families. He is survived by one son and two daughters: Dr. William N. of Norwich, Mrs. W. F. Anderson, and Miss Alice at home; also seven grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn their loss, three brothers and two sisters: Fr. John A. of Weston, George J. of Guelph, Alex. D. of Parry Sound, Miss Anna P. of Toronto and Miss Elizabeth M. of Saskatoon. The funeral took place from his late residence, Northumberland Street to the Ayr Cemetery on Monday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. J. W. Currie. The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Messrs. John Goldie, A. R. Robertson, W. A. Ramsay, John Q. Reid, J. W. Henderson, Robert Cuthbertson, A. L. Easton and James Lovett.

      The Ayr News Oct 8 1925 pg 1


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  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 9.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 5.

    3. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 11.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Norman W. Meldrum M. D. / died Oct. 2, 1925/ Joan Sutherland/ wife of Norman W. Meldrum, M. D. / died April 18, 1916/ and their children/ Mary Alena/ George Gordon/ Bertha ChristIne/ Souls of the Righteous In the Hand of God/ Meldrum

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 32262 (1925), Norman William Meldrum..
      Norman William Meldrum, d. Northumberland St., Ayr, b. 7 Jan 1847 Badenoch, Wellington Co., physician, s/o William Meldrum (b. Scotland) & Annei McLean (b. Scotland) informant Miss Alice Meldrum Ayr, cause: arterio sclerosis (10 years) and Hemlplegia cerebral haemorhage

    6. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 28.

    7. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/West] M/ Norman W. Meldrum M. D./ died Oct. 2, 1925/ Joan Sutherland/ wife of Norman W. Meldrum, M. D./ died April 18, 1916/ and their children/ Mary Alena/ George Gordon/ Bertha Christine/ Souls of the Righteous In the Hand of God/ Meldrum
      [Right/North] Fergus A./ Anderson/ 1865-1935/ His wife/ Anna M./ Meldrum/ 1875-1962
      [Back/East] Maude Rebecca Maclean/ wife of Wm. N. Meldrum M. B./ died Dec. 31, 1914/ William N. Meldrum M. B. 1873 - 1951/ Lieut. Norman S. Meldrum son/ 1909 - 1941/ Alice GeorgIna Meldrum/ 1878 - 1960/ [veteran's Poppy]

    8. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Norman William Weldrum Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1847 Birth Place: Badanoch Wellington Co Age at Death: 78 Death Date: 2 Oct 1925 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Joanna Sutherland Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1846 Birth Place: Ontario Marriage Date: 28 Dec 1870 Marriage County or District: Perth Father: George Sutherland Mother: Mary McKay Spouse: Norman Wm Meldrum Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1846 Spouse Birth Place: Ontario Spouse Father: William Meldrum Spouse Mother: Anna McLean

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1870 - Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1890 - Northumberland St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (10 years) - Uraemia (7 days) - 2 Oct 1925 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Oct 1925 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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