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Dr. Walter Wodehouse Geikie 

Dr. Walter Wodehouse Geikie

Male 1856 - Aft 1945

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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  20 Aug 1856  Aurora, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1862  15372 Yonge St., Aurora, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hilliary House designated home 
    • The historical significance of Hillary House is based on the careers of four prominent physicians who lived there and who served the community of Aurora with distinction. The house derives its name from the last family of physicians, Dr. Robert William Hillary and later his son, Dr. Robert Michael Hillary and their descendents. The Hillarys served their community from 1876 to 1993. Family members preserved their photographs and memorabilia, contributing to the preservation of Aurora's history.

      Dr. Walter Bayne Geikie was the first of the four physicians to live in what was then known as The Manor. The deed for the house registers a transfer in 1861 of about four acres of land from Jane Irwin, wife of Robert P. Irwin, to Dr. Walter Bayne Geikie. Dr. Geikie then hired an architect, possibly a local man, Henry Harris, to design his new home and practice. While he was waiting to occupy his new home Dr. Geikie rented a cottage located across the street from The Manor from Charles Doan. It must have been interesting for the doctor to watch his new home taking shape. Construction was completed in 1862 and on November 26th of that year, Dr. Geikie moved into his new residence and practice.

      Dr. Geikie was a prominent figure in Aurora. The Edinburgh born Scotsman (b.1830), educated in Toronto and Philadelphia, set up practice in Aurora in 1855. When not developing his large and successful practice, he lectured at the Mechanics' Institute and helped to found the town's Choral Society. He also lectured in medicine at the medical school of Victoria College. In The Doctors of 72 Yonge Street North, Michael Wills writes: "By 1869 his responsibilities in the two chairs of Medicine and Clinical Medicine made commuting so tedious that Dr. Geikie moved to Toronto. Here he became famous as a medical educator, serving as Dean of Trinity Medical College for 32 years until its amalgamation with the University of Toronto Medical School in 1903. He was also a churchman, president of the Toronto City Mission, a member of the Presbyterian Hymnal Committee and for 65 years a member of the Upper Canada Bible Society. He died in January of 1917."1a

      1aAurora.ca 2011
    Residence  1878  113 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation  1885  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  1885  255 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation  1901  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Medical Doctor 
    Residence  1917  King St. Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-26323 
    Died  Aft 1944 
    Person ID  I26323  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Family  Lucy Ellwyn Thompson,   b. 23 Jul 1859, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1917, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 May 1876  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Archibald Clarence Geikie,   b. 11 Jul 1880, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1918, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frances Evelyn Mildred Geike,   b. 3 Sep 1885, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alfred B. Geikie,   b. 2 Oct 1894, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F6863  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Walter G. Geikie 1903
    Walter G. Geikie 1903

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Walter Wodehouse Geikie is the oldest son of Dean Geikie of Trinity Medical College, Toronto. He was born in Aurora, Ont. He attended Dr. Tassie's school at Galt in 1867, and the Newmarket Grammar School, and the U.C. College. He is a graduate of Trinity Medical College (1876). After graduation he settled at Bright, Ont., then returned to Toronto, where he practised until he came to Elmira, as successor to Dr. Walmsley in 1892. He enjoys the confidence of the people and has a good practice.1a

      1aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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      Local News: Dean Geikie, of Trinity Medical College, Toronto, spent a few days with his son, Dr. Geikie, here, last week.2a

      2aElmira Signet 30 Aug 1900 pg 1 Col. 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B Page 10.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 10.

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 13151 (1876), Geikie-Thompson..
      Walter Geikie, MD of Toronto, Age: 20 Estimated birth year: abt 1856 Father Name: Walter B Geikie Mother Name: Frances Miriane Geikie Spouse Name: Lucy Thompson, residence Toronto, Spouse's Age: 17 Spouse Birth Place: Toronto Spouse Father Name: Isaac Thompson Spouse Mother Name: Louisa Thompson Marriage Date: 3 May 1876 Marriage Location: York, Toronto

    4. [S1139] Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada.

    5. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 39804 (1878), Walter Reginald Geikie..
      Walter Reginald Geikie b. 7 Jul 1878 Toronto, son of Walter Woodhouse Geikie (Phiscician 113 Bond St. Toronto) & Lucy Elvwin Thompson.

    6. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 43090 (1885), Frances Evelyn Mildred Geikie..
      Frances Evelyn Mildred Geikie b. 3 Sep 1885 Toronto, déo Walter Wodehouse Geikie (medical doctor) & Lucy Ellwyn Thompson 255 Spadina Ave, Toronto.

    7. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 31795 (1917), Lucy Elwin Geikie..
      Lucy Elwin Geikie d. 21 Mar 1917 Elmira, aged 57y 7m, 26d, Toronto, King St. Elmira, buried Toronto, Ontario, daughter of Isaac Thompson & Sarah Louisa Lloyd, cause: inflamation of Ocsophague (6 months) & stricture of Oscsophague (3 weeks)

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    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Aug 1856 - Aurora, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Hilliary House designated home - 1862 - 15372 Yonge St., Aurora, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1876 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1878 - 113 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1885 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1885 - 255 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Medical Doctor - 1901 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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