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Dr. Anthony Ochs 

Dr. Anthony Ochs

Male 1862 - 1935

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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  21 Jun 1862  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    W. Methodist 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical 
    Occupation  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Physican 
    Religion  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1893  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    physician 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Doctor 
    Elected Office  1906  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Waterloo County Council 
    Waterloo County Council in 1906
    Waterloo County Council in 1906
    Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906
    Occupation  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Physican 
    Religion  1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Elected Office  1918  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Name  Anthony Oaks 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-134298 
    Died  18 Jan 1935 
    Buried  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I134298  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Father  Gideon Ochs,   b. 1 Sep 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Catherine Wiffler,   b. 20 Apr 1843, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  15 Sep 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F24204  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosa May Glick,   b. 1 May 1874, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  5 Jun 1894  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Anna M. Ochs,   b. 28 Apr 1895, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harold Anthony Oaks,   b. 12 Nov 1896, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marian Ochs,   b. 25 Jul 1898, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Marjory B. Ochs,   b. 10 Jul 1900, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Beatrice Ochs,   b. Feb 1901, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Isabell Ochs,   b. Jun 1903, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ellen Ochs,   b. Feb 1908, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F29107  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Dr. Anthony Ochs
    Dr. Anthony Ochs
    Image From: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906
    Dr. Anthony Oaks / Ochs
    Dr. Anthony Oaks / Ochs
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    Dr. Antony Oaks/Ochs
    Dr. Antony Oaks/Ochs

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Ochs started the practise of Medicine at Breslau, then came here to the Swan house and later purchased and remodelled the present Smellie Block and there lived and had his office until he moved to Preston. In that office his successors were Dr. Shaw (whom I met later on the Manitoulin Island), Dr. Campbell (whom I called on later at Saskatoon), and Dr. Black whose son, Dr. Les. Black, attained such prominence in his Varsity days as an amateur Boxer.

      Dr. Ochs did not serve on the Council here, because, no doubt, the Town was tenant of a large part of his building and therefore he was disqualified from running for Municipal office.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      Dr. A. Oaks Died This Morning

      Ailing Several Weeks - He Was A Native Of Hespeler


      Dr. Anthony Oaks, one of Waterloo bounty's most outstanding figures and valued resident of Preston over a period of 30 years, passed away at 2 o'clock this morning following an illness of several weeks duration. He was in his 73rd year. Well versed in medicine as the result of many years of study augmented by 38 years of practice, Dr. Oaks, who had been corner in this municipality over a span of many years, played an active part in the municipal life of Hespeler, Preston and the county.

      Through his profession and valued municipal service the deceased became widely known throughout the county, his quiet, unassuming but winning nature gaining for him numerous friends who will mourn his passing. The late Dr. Oaks enjoyed a large practice, being known as a "family doctor," his many years of service in the profession gaining him a large clientele throughout the county.

      Native of Hespeler

      Born in Hespeler in 1862 the deceased received his elementary education in the old school house in Hespeler until he reached the age of 17, during which time he fitted himself for teaching by qualifying for a third class certificate. He taught for a period of four years and then for a year attended the Collegiate at Galt. He entered his medical studies at the Toronto School of Medicine in 1883, graduating four years later. The late Dr. Oaks commenced practice in Breslau and about a year later located in Hespeler.

      The late Dr. Oaks furthered his medical studies in 1893 when he took a special course at the Post Graduate Medical School, New York, making a study of the ear, eye, throat and nose, while in 1896 he took a course at the Polyclinic School in New York.

      Municipal Career

      While practicing in Hespeler the deceased took a keen and lively interest in the activities of the municipality, an extract from The Reporter of January 1, 1901, reading "When Noah built the ark some people laughed at him and when Dr. Oaks talked of incorporating Hespeler into a town about 1899 he was also scoffed at in certain quarters. On this platform as well as in private, at every opportunity, he advocated the change which the citizens finally decided was a progressive one and which they at a public meeting endorsed and again later by ballot asked the council to make.

      "It is indeed difficult for a medical man to make a success of himself in his native town, but this feat the doctor has accomplished and has attained a high reputation, enjoying a wide practice in Hespeler, Breslau, Preston and the surrounding country. IN matters municipal the doctor takes a lively interest and is one of our most go-ahead citizens. He is also greatly interested in our public school and local educational matters and has acceded to the request of his friends to stand for school trustee honors and will no doubt be elected," the extract read.

      Came Here 30 Years Ago

      In 1905 the late Dr. Oaks moved to Preston and has resided here since that time, constantly building up his practice and continuing to take an active part in the life of the county. The deceased first entered Preston's public life in 1911 when he was elected to the local school board, remaining on the board for a period of four years, and holding the chairmanship in 1912.

      Later the deceased was accorded an aldermanic position on the Preston municipal council by the citizens and was reeve of the town for a period of four years, from 1919 to 1922. The late Dr. Oaks was also warden of the county council in the year 1919, while he was acting mayor for a period of several weeks during the absence of Mayor Henry Schultz. He was one of the three candidates nominated for the mayoralty this year but did not file his qualification papers for the post.

      Dr. Oaks was well known as an active conservative.

      At one time the deceased was president of the Waterloo County Medical association, with which body he was affiliated while he was also a member of the Ontario Medical association and was on the staff of the Galt hospital. The late Dr. Oaks spent considerable time in research work on cancer with a Kitchener doctor while he was keenly interested in electro-therapeutics as applied to medical work.

      During his long term as coroner of the municipality Dr. Oaks presided over a large number of interests. The deceased was a member of Cambridge Lodge, I.O.O.F. holding the office of past noble grand, while he was also a member of the Victory Encampment. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church.

      Surviving is his widow, Rose May Glick, five daughters, Mrs. Cameron St. John of Norwich, Ont., Mrs. William Graham of St. Mary's, Marion, Marjorie and Ellen at home; one son, Captain Harold Oaks of Sioux Lookout; two brothers and three sisters.

      The funeral will be held on Monday with services at the residence 301 King Street, at 2:30 pm. Interment will be made in Preston cemetery. Rev. G.C. Gifford of St. Paul's United Church will officiate at the services.

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      Dr. Ochs' Telephone Report - At the final session of the County Council on Wednesday, Councilor Anthony Ochs, who represented the county at the various gatherings of independent telephone organizations, presented his report, which was received and put on file. Briefly it was as follows:

      Independent telephone is making immense strides all over Canada, in spite of all kinds of opposition from a hostile (? smudge) and a perversion of legislation which allows a few who happen to be in authority to barter the privileges of the many.

      Last year 5,000 independent phones were established as compared with 12,000 of the Bell. This increase took place mainly in rural constituencies, but many municipalities are still tied up with exclusive franchises, among which is the County Town.

      A number of towns have encouraged competition, and as a consequence have a large increase in service.

      It is a notorious fact that where the Bell has the exclusive privilege the services are limited largely to the business interests, but where independent telephoning comes into play, the convenience is extended to the homes to a far greater degree, and since independent long distance lines are becoming established, independent companies are being put on a better footing.

      State owned long distance with municipal local service would be the ideal position of the telephone, I would like to see Galt, Preston and Hespeler, and Berlin and waterloo establish such plants. This would cut the rate in two.

      I attended the meeting of the Independent Telephone Association in Toronto this year, and one could not but feel the spirit of hopefulness from so many sections of our country for cheaper telephone service, and we cannot do better than bequeath to our successors in office the care of this great public boon, which may be enjoyed by bringing the cost within the reach of all.

      ANTHONY OCHS

      _______________________

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 13.

    2. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 5.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Anthony Ochs MD b. Hespeler Age: 32 born abt 1862 father: Gideon Ochs mother: Catharine Ochs married Rosa May Glick Age:: 20 born abt 1874 b. Hespeler father: Abraham Glick mother: Anna Glick married 5 Jun 1894 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Hespeler

    4. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 20.

    5. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 10.

    6. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 9.

    7. [S1629] Book - 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906, 12..

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 Jun 1862 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - W. Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physican - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - physician - 1893 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1894 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Waterloo County Council - 1906 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physican - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1918 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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