Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Search
Dr. George Acheson, Brigadier General 

Dr. George Acheson, Brigadier General

Male 1859 - 1929

HomeHome    SearchSearch    PrintPrint    Add BookmarkAdd Bookmark

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Suffix  Brigadier General 
    Birth  23 Aug 1859  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened  10 Oct 1859  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1  [7
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    U. Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Doctor 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-27621P 
    Died  26 Nov 1929  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I27621  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Rev. Robert Acheson,   b. 1823, Killycairn, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1894, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Selina Strain,   b. 9 Sep 1835, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1913, Armstrong, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7192  Group Sheet

    Family  Louisa Mary Phymister,   b. 9 Mar 1866, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942 
    Children 
     1. Evelyn M. Acheson,   b. 29 Sep 1891, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961
     2. Helen M. Acheson,   b. 25 Apr 1894, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1899
     3. Aileen I. Acheson,   b. 11 Apr 1899, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Arthur Phymister Acheson,   b. 29 Nov 1899, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1967
    Family ID  F17103  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    George Acheson
    George Acheson
    From: The Canadian Album - Men of Canada or, Success by Example. Vol. 1. Bradley Garretson & Co., Brantford, Ontario 1891

  • Notes 
    • ACHESON, GEORGE, was born in Galt in 1859, the son of the Rev. Robert Acheson, and was educated at Galt Grammar School. He attended the University of Toronto, graduating in Arts with a gold medal in natural sciences in 1880, and was then appointed Science Master at Toronto Collegiate Institute. In I883 he obtained his Master's degree, (1) in that year publishing a pioneer paper on fresh water algae in Canada (2). He received his M.B. degree with first class honours in I889, and amongst other appointments, became examiner for the Medical Board and for the University of Toronto and Victoria College (3).

      He returned to Galt late in 1893, purchasing the practice of Dr. Geo. Sylvester, (4), and he remained there for about fifteen years. He then moved to Hamilton, possibly by way of Lucknow and Ancaster. In 1922 he went to New Brunswick practicing first in Kingston, (5), and in 1925, St. Martins.

      In 1929 he developed pernicious anemia and gave up his practice, returning to Hamilton where he died on November 26th of that year. He was survived by his wife, the former Louise M. Phymister of Montreal, one son and three daughters. His interest in military affairs began in 1876 when he joined the University Company of the Queen's Own Rifles, in due course becoming commander of the Company. He joined the 29th, Regiment in Galt and became Lt. Col. commanding in 1899. From 1907 he commanded the 2nd. Infantry Brigade.

      During the War he was attached to Headquarters of Military District #2, and on his retirement from the reserve in 1923 he had the honorary rank of Brigadier General.

      ACHESON
      (1) Morgan,H.J.: The Canadian Men and Women of the Time.
      (2) Mr. Bernard Boivin & letter to Ont. Med. Assn.
      (3) Men of Canada.
      (4) Dumfries Reformer Dec.8,1893.
      (5) University of Toronto Monthly Jan. 1922

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

      _______________________


      George Acheson, M. A., M. B., Toronto, was born at Galt in 1859. His father Rev. Robert Acheson, is a Presbyterian clergyman. In 1890 Dr. Acheson married Louie M. Phymister, daughter of Jas. Phymister, of Montreal. He was educated in Galt Grammar School under Dr. Tassie, where he won the Dufferine medal for general proficiency. in 1876 he entered the University of Toronto, and graducated in arts in 1880, taking the gold medal in natural sciences. In 1881 he was appointed Science Master in the Toronto Collegiate Institute. in 1883 he took the degreee of M. A. and in 1887 M. B., with first-class honors in the University of Toronto. After graducating in medicine he was house Surgeon in the General Hospital, Toronto. in 1888 he was appointed on the Examining Board of the Ontario Medical Council and Lecturer in the Women's Medical College, and in 1890 Examiner in the Medical Faculty of the University of Toronto and in the University of Victoria College. he is a member of the Pathological Society of Toronto and other medical associations. Dr. Acheson is a staunch Presbyterian.

      The Canadian Album - Men of Canada or, Success by Example. Vol. 1. Bradley Garretson & Co., Brantford, Ontario 1891

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 9.

    2. [S187] Census - ON, Welland - 1881, Stamford, Welland, Ontario Film 1375889 District 142 Sub-district J Division 1 Page 17 Number 80.

    3. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Brigadier-General/ George Atcheson/ M.A. M.B./ 1859-1929/ Louisa Phymister/ his wife/ 1866-1942/ Evelyn M. /Acheson/ 1891-1961

    4. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 24 Aug 1859.
      Acheson, Rev. Robert 23 Aug 1859 born a Son At Galt.

    5. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 3.

    6. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 26 Aug 1859.
      Acheson: At Galt, on Tuesday morning, 23rd inst., the wife of Rev. Robt. Acheson, of a son.

    7. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Name: George Acheson Residence: Hamilton, Ontario Birth Date: 23 Aug 1859 Birth Location: Galt, Ontario Relative: L M Acheson Relationship: Wife

    8. [S507] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - First United Presbyterian.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Aug 1859 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Oct 1859 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - U. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Nov 1929 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth