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Dr. James Landseer Brown
Male 1855 - 1929


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  27 Aug 1855  Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  1929 
    drowned 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-137809 
    Died  11 Jul 1929  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Chesterfield United Cemetery, Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I137809  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  John Brown,   b. Abt 1818, Of, Dumfries Township, Gore District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Margaret Knox,   b. Abt 1818, Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  30 Mar 1848  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F41854  Group Sheet

    Family  Jane Isabella Patton,   b. Abt 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Jessie Isabella Brown,   b. 11 Feb 1883, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Lister Brown,   b. 1886, Plattsville, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Dr. Douglas Landseer Brown,   b. 27 Jul 1890, Plattsville, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F44697  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Late Dr. J.L. Brown - As reported in our last issue of the Independent, James L. Brown, M.D., was drowned while bathing in the river last Thursday. He left his home shortly after dinner for his daily dip in the cool water of the Nith which he greatly enjoyed. His absence from his home occasioned no alarm until about six o'clock when his clothes were found on the river bank and a sad tragedy seemed evident. A large number of people were soon on the scene of the sad fatality, and the body was recovered in the center of the river, just opposite where his clothes were lying, about 8 o'clock in the evening after two hours of searching. The water was very cold in places and it seemed quite evident that he was seized with cramps. An inquest was deemed unnecessary by Corner Dr. Feick. The late Dr. Brown was born near Chesterfield where he spent his boyhood days. After passing his Medical exams he followed his profession in Plattsville for a large number of years. About twelve years ago he retired from his profession and removed to New Hamburg. The late Dr. Brown was an adherent of the Presbyterian faith and a member of the Masonic order. Since coming to New Hamburg he made a host of friends who deeply mourn his sad death. There are left in deep bereavement his sorrowing widow, two daughters, Mrs. (Dr.) R.L. Anderson and Mrs. Jessie Jenkins, of this town, and one son, Dr. Brown, of Winnipeg, Man. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from his late home to the Chesterfield Cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Dale, pastor of the Baptist Church owing to the absence of his pastor, Rev. Johnston of Chesterfield.

      New Hamburg Independent Jul 19 1929 pg 5

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      BROWN, JAMES LANDSEER is more properly regarded as a Plattsville physician, as he practised there from the time of his graduation from McGill in 1879 until his retirement in 1916. He must have engaged in practice on a limited basis in New Hamburg, as Dr. K. Mathies as a child was treated by him.

      On July 11, 1929, while taking his daily swim in the Nith river, he was drowned. He was then 75 years of age. He was survived by his widow, two daughters, and a son, Dr. Brown, of Winnipeg. Dr. R. W. Anderson of New Hamburg, his son-in-law had formerly been associated with him in Plattsville

      From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Aug 1855 - Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jul 1929 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chesterfield United Cemetery, Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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