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Dr. Robert William Faulds
Male 1881 - 1918


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  16 Dec 1881  Harrietville, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1911  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Physican 
    Religion  1911  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Methodist 
    Epidemic  1918 
    influenza 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-197283 
    Died  28 Oct 1918  Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Heart Failure with Pneumonia 3 days 
    Buried  Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I197283  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Family  Minnie,   b. Mar 1885, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F187335  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • DR. R.W. FAULDS
      The numerous patients and friends of Dr. R.W. Faulds will be grieved to learn that he too has fallen victim to influenza and its sequel pneumonia. Since the epidemic began Dr. Faulds had been busy night and day responding to the professional calls that were made on him. He worked most heroically for his patients, allowing himself a great deal less rest and care than he prescribed for them. During the beginning of last week he felt symptoms of the disease coming on and on Wednesday took to bed. The development proceeded rapidly and in spite of the best of medical aid that could be secured his condition was so bad last Saturday that very little hope of recovery was entertained. Dr. Howitt, of Guelph was called in but could hold out little encouragement. On Sunday the report was circulated that the end might be expected almost any time, but the patient lingered on until about on o'clock Monday noon, when the spark of life fled.

      Deceased came to Elmira about nine years ago as successor to the late Dr. J.H. Ratz. He was known as an excellent and successful practitioner, and will be greatly missed by his numerous and grateful patients. For a number of years he held the position of local Medical Health Officer wherein he showed the qualities of discretion and firmness necessary in this important office. He was known as a man who had the courage of his convictions, and who was honourable and consistent in his dealings. In him Elmira loses a citizen who will be difficult to replace.

      He leaves behind a widow and two young children. His aged parents live in London, Ont., whence his mother, accompanied by her daughter Mrs. Elson, of St. Thomas, came on Sunday in time to see him alive. His father, who was on a hunting trip with his other son, who lives at Edmonton, Alta., could not be located in time to respond to the summons to his bedside. The deceased will be greatly missed in the family circle where his genial and unselfish disposition endeared him to all.

      Dr. Faulds was a graduate in Medicine of the University of Toronto, and prior to coming to Elmira was house surgeon at the Erie County Hospital, Buffalo. He was born at Harrietsville, Ont., thirty-six years ago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Faulds. He was a member of the Masonic and Oddfellows' fraternities. He is survived by his parents, one brother, Oliver Faulds, of Edmonton; one sister, Mrs. J.M. Elson, of St. Catharines; his wife and two little daughters.

      At the time Dr. Faulds was taken ill he was attending in the neighborhood of one hundred cases of influenza and was physically worn out from the strain.

      The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock, from his late residence on Mill St., to Elmira Union Cemetery. Rev. Webster, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted the services.

      Elmira Signet Oct 31 1918.

  • Sources 
    1. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 22.

    2. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Robert Faulds - Elmira Signet Oct 31 1918.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Dec 1881 - Harrietville, , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physican - 1911 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Failure with Pneumonia 3 days - 28 Oct 1918 - Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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