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Dr. George Washington Bingham
Male 1829 - 1922


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  11 Apr 1829  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Public Service  1864  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    managetment com. of Farm. & Mech. Institute 
    Residence  1864  Northumberland St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation  1870  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    surgeon 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Physician Surgeon 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Physician Surgeon 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    W. Methodist 
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Doctor 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baptist 
    Occupation  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Physician 
    Religion  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-27356 
    Died  17 Jun 1922  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Cause: chronic enlargement of Prostate glad (10 years) & senile decay (5 years) 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I27356  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  Gustavus Bingham,   b. Abt 1800, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Sarah Olmstead,   b. Abt 1800, , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F32448  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Hannah Ward,   b. 1838, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1898 
    Children 
     1. Dr. George Sheldon Bingham,   b. 11 Dec 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1922, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Gustavus Frederick Bingham,   b. 2 Oct 1861, Burford, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henry P. "Harry" Bingham,   b. 1864, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948
     4. Harriet W. "Nettie" Bingham,   b. 19 Jun 1866, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Emily Bingham,   b. 4 Feb 1868, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Anna Alberta Bingham,   b. 28 Aug 1870, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961
    Family ID  F27605  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Ward,   b. 1838, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Frederick Bingham,   b. 1861, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harry Bingham,   b. 1864, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Minnie Bingham,   b. 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna Bingham,   b. 1870, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F249817  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Bingham, G. W., M.D. Is a native of Canada. Born, 1831. Moved here, 1857.1a

      1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      BINGHAM, GEORGE WASHINGTON was introduced to the Berlin community by a card in Der Deutsche Canadier of October 5, 1854. According to the Canada Gazette his licence was not granted until November 22, 1856, but apart from this there is no information regarding his antecedents or education.

      On April 8, 1859 the Berlin Telegraph reported that he had been entertained at a supper at Mr. Weaver's Hotel "Queen's Arms" as he was about to move to Burford. This may have been his intention, but he accepted instead a partnership with Dr. Wm. Bell of Ayr, where he remained for about fifteen years.

      On April 29, 1874 the Dumfries Reformer copied an item from the Waterloo Chronicle:

      "We understand that Dr. Bingham of Ayr, is about to become a resident of our village, indeed would have been such before this time, had the scarcity of house accommodation not retarded the fulfillment of his design. He has entered into partnership with Dr. Walden, whose practice has become so extensive as to be burdensome. We understand that Dr, Bingham stands high in his profession, and will make a worthy coadjutor of our old friend Dr. Walden. .."

      About the only reference in his Ayr days is in the 1871 census report which gives his age as 41 years, his wife's name as Mary, and lists six children.

      In 1896 the Weekly Record of April 30 made him the subject of an article:

      Dr. Bingham, Waterloo, well known litterateur, is engaged preparing a sketch of the work and life of Homer Watson, jointly for the Commercial Travellers Magazine of New York, and the Canadian Magazine. The article will be illustrated with views of some of Mr. Watson's famous landscapes. The Doctor, of all persons, will be able to do Mr. Watson justice, since they have been lifelong friends, and he has a highly cultivated knowledge of art and artists, as well as being one of the foremost literary men in the province.


      A further reference on September 24th gives the title of this sketch as "A Canadian Landscapist", and indicates that it was also published in the September issue of the Home Magazine. Other than these items there is little reference or information concerning what must have been a lengthy career. After he retired, date unknown, he went to live in Hamilton with his son G. S. Bingham, surviving him by only a few months. His death occurred at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Carl Kranz at 83 South Queen Street on June 17, 1922. He was at this time in his 94th year.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      George Washington Bingham d. 17 jun 1922 Kitchener, b. 11 Apr 1829 Hamilton, occ,. Physician, s/o of Gustavus Bingham (b. New Hampshire) & Sarah Olmstead (b. Vermont), cause: chronic enlargement of Prostate glad (10 years) & senil decay (5 years)

    2. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 28.

    3. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Dr. C.W. Bingham/ died 17th June 1922/ aged 93 years

    4. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 83.

    5. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, Section 3 Page 49.

    6. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864.

    7. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864, Bingham, G. W., M.D. Place: Ayr, Street: off Northumberland, Pg: 74.

    8. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate..
      Anne Bingham Date of Birth: 28 Aug 1870 Gender: Female Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: George W Bingham (surgeon of Ayr) Mother's Name: Mary Ward

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - managetment com. of Farm. & Mech. Institute - 1864 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Northumberland St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - surgeon - 1870 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician Surgeon - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician Surgeon - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - W. Methodist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: chronic enlargement of Prostate glad (10 years) & senile decay (5 years) - 17 Jun 1922 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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