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Dr. Thomas Wyre Vardon, Mayor 

Dr. Thomas Wyre Vardon, Mayor[1]

Male 1841 - 1916

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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Suffix  Mayor 
    Birth  12 Feb 1841  Pickering Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1868  Artemesia Township, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation  1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Physician 
    Religion  1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    P. Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physician 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Physician 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office  1895  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Galt 
    Name  T. W. Vardon 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Physician 
    Occupation  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Physician 
    Religion  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-64415 
    Died  30 Jun 1916  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I64415  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Thomas W. Vardon,   b. Abt 1803, of, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871 
    Mother  Hannah Hawkins,   b. 1808, , New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F27303  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Frances Mariah Empey,   b. 25 Aug 1845, Newmarket, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1922, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Mar 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Helena A. Victoria "Victoria" Vardon,   b. 27 Dec 1868, Markdale, Artemesia Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harry Vardon,   b. 27 Nov 1871, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1872, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Arthur Baldwin Vardon,   b. 14 Jan 1872, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1919, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Josephine Frances "Frances" Vardon,   b. 21 Mar 1874, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Louisa Vardon,   b. 12 Dec 1878, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F16818  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margareth Ann Whiting,   b. CALC 14 Aug 1837, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1866, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F41513  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Thomas Wyre Vardon
    Thomas Wyre Vardon

    Lisa Moore Trimble originally shared this image to Ancestry Public Member Tree

  • Notes 
    • DR. T. W. VARDON, of Galt, Ontario, died of heart failure on. June 30th, being taken ill suddenly while playing a round of golf. Although in the seventy-fifth year of his age, Dr. Vardon continued his professional duties to the day of his death. He had practised in Galt for thirty years, and had earned the respect and affection of all classes of the community. Thomas Wyre Vardon was born in Pickering Township, a few miles east of Toronto. He graduated at Victoria College, Toronto, in 1866, and went into practice at Cornibus, now Markdale, for two years. From there he went to Hawkesville, North Waterloo, where he practised for eighteen years, and in February, 1886, removed to Galt. He was medical officer of health at Galt for sixteen years, and for eight years was a member of the Ontario Medical Council. At the time of his death he was a member of the Executive of the Provincial Board of Health. Besides being a trusted and popular physician he was an eloquent speaker and a keen sportsman.1a

      1aCanadian Medical Association 6 Aug 1916 pg 743

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      DR. THOMAS W. VARDON

      c. 1843-1916

      Dr. Thomas Wyre Vardon was born in the Township of Pickering, the younger brother of Dr. William H. Vardon. He graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto, in 1866 and began his medical practice in Markdale. He remained there for two years before moving to Hawkesville in Wellesley Township. He practiced there for eighteen years and then came to Galt in February 1886. He practiced medicine in Galt until the time of his death and served as the town's Medical Health Officer from 1909 to 1916. Dr. Vardon was a member of the Ontario Medical Council for eight years and was a member of the executive of the Provincial Board of Health. He served on the first executive of the Galt Anti-Tuberculosis League when it was formed on December 2, 1908 and was a member of the Galt Hospital Trust when it was organized in 1888. Dr. Vardon also served on the Galt town council as a councillor from 1890 to 1894 and as mayor in 1895 and 1896. He was an officer of the Galt Horse Show Association, a member of the executive of the Waterloo Liberal-Conservative Association and a president of the Waterloo Golf and Country Club. Dr. Vardon died on June 30, 1916 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.

      Sources:
      1. Hugh Cant Historical Reminiscences of Galt and Other Writings Galt 1915.
      2. Obituary Galt Weekly Reporter Thursday July 6, 1916.
      3. E. N. Coutts "History of Freeport Hospital", Waterloo Historical Society Journal Vol. 31, 1943.
      4. "Picturesque and Industrial Galt", Jaffray Bros., Galt Ontario July 10, 1902.
      5. Dr. J. R. Smith, "The Galt Board of Health, 1854 -1963", Unpublished manuscript, Galt, 1966 A991.204.1017, City of Cambridge Archives.
      2a

      2aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 Nov 1868.
      Matthew Whiting died 27 Oct 1868 in Hawksville, Pastor in Wesley, father of Dr. Whiting, father-in-law of Dr. Vardon, 69 yrs, 6 mths.

    2. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-8 Page 6.

    3. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 2 Page 7.

    4. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 3A, Pg. 18.

    5. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 17 Page 8.

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 63.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Vardon Thomas Wyre, 25, res. Artemesia, b. Pickering, son of Thomas W and Hannah (Hawkins), married 2 Mar 1868 Frances Maria Empey, 25, res. Hawksville, b. Newmarket, daughter of Michael Peter and Maria (Hewitt)

    8. [S1859] Canadian Medical Association Journal, "Obituary of Dr. T. W. Vardon," 6 Aug 1916 pg 743..

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Feb 1841 - Pickering Twp., York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Artemesia Township, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1868 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - P. Presbyterian - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Galt - 1895 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 30 Jun 1916 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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