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Dr. Newton Oscar Thomas
Male 1888 - 1929


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  29 Apr 1888  Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  1929  Neebing River, Thunder Bay District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    drowned 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-168192 
    Died  6 Oct 1929  Fort William (Thunder Bay) Thunder Bay District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I168192  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Henry A. Thomas,   b. Abt 1833, of, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Frederica Krause,   b. Abt 1833, of, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F191518  Group Sheet

    Family  Mildred Irene Laschinger,   b. 21 Sep 1888, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1947, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jul 1919  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Connie Thomas
     2. Frederica Elizabeth Thomas,   b. 3 Feb 1920, Fort William (Thunder Bay) Thunder Bay District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2013
     3. M. Margaret Thomas,   b. 1922,   d. 2005
     4. Newton Arthur "Newt" Thomas,   b. 18 Dec 1923, Thunder Bay (Fort William), Thunder Bay District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 2017
     5. Katharine Thomas,   b. 1926,   d. 1972
     6. Mildred Ann "Babe" Thomas,   b. 1 Feb 1929,   d. Bef 2017
    Family ID  F48502  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • My grandfather Newton O. Thomas graduated from U of T Medical School in 1916, and in his graduating class of some 47 students were Frederick Banting and Norman Bethune, both of whom went on to great accomplishment and fame.

      Email: Brent Fullard 2017

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      Dr.r. Newton O. Thomas is drowned here
      Brilliant Medical Authority meets tragic death in Neebling River


      In the death of Dr. Newton O. Thomas, who was drowned on Saturday night in the Neebling River, Fort William loses one its most brilliant citizens, and the Province of Ontario one of the best scientists in its bacteriological laboratories.

      How Dr. Thomas happened to fall into the river is a mystery and the coroner, Dr. J.W. Cook, who made the investigation yesterday decided there was no necessity for an inquest and all circumstances pointed to accidental death.

      Dr Thomas, who was 41 years old, was one of the brilliant students of Victoria university, having taken his B.A. degree there and graduated from University of Toronto two years later with a degree of MD specializing in bacteriology and pathology. The day after graduation he obtained a commission with the Canadian field ambulance and went overseas, attaining the rank of Captain. His special knowledge of bacteriology was made use of in the hospitals during the war and he served with the army of occupation in Germany after the armistice.

      Returning to Canada in 1919, he was appointed head of the provincial laboratory, Fort William, as bacteriologist and and pathologist for the district of northwestern Ontario, by the provincial government. He has held that position ever since and his services to the profession here have been invaluable.

  • Sources 
    1. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Thomas/ Newton O. Thomas M. B./ 1888-1929/ His Wife/ Mildred I. Laschinger/ 1888-1947/ Their Loving Daughter/ M. Margaret Thomas/ 1922 - 2005/ Katharine (Thomas) Lapp 1926 - 1972

    2. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 34520 (1929), New Oscar Thomas..

    3. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Died at Fort William - Oct 11 1929 pg 1.

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jul 1919 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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