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Dr. John Price Brown
Male 1844 - 1938


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  1844  Manchester, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1870  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Physician 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Physician 
    Residence  1888  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-69823 
    Died  3 Apr 1938  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I69823  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Agnes Cranston Graham,   b. CALC 13 Aug 1851, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1881 
    Married  9 May 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William G. Brown,   b. 1872, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Newton Harcourt Brown,   b. 11 Aug 1874, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Francis A. Brown,   b. 1878, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F39500  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Brown, J. P., M. D., physician, surgeon, &c. Was born in Manchester, England, 1844.2a

      2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      BROWN, JOHN PRICE was born in Manchester, England, in 1844 the son of Joshua and Sarah Brown, and accompanied his parents to Canada when he was eleven years of age.

      He obtained his medical education at the University of Toronto, being the first medical student to be a double gold medallist. Following his graduation in 1868, he commenced practice in Hollen, Wellington County, but in February 1870 he opened an office in Galt.

      In 1871 he married Agnes Graham, daughter of William Graham, of Galt. While in Galt he served as coroner. In 1883 he received the degree of Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, in laryngology and rhinology. he decided to move to Toronto in 1888, at which time the Dumfries Reformer on October 18th of that year said of him: "Dr. Brown during his residence in Galt has identified himself with the interests of the town, and in his departure Galt loses a good citizen. " They also indicated that he had disposed of his practice to Dr. J. M. Cameron.

      In Toronto he had an outstanding reputation as a nose and throat specialist. He was one of the founders of the Toronto Western Hospital, and was governor for many years.

      He was blind for the last twenty years of his life, but devoted himself to writing, producing several historical novels under the nom de plume of Eric Bohn. He wrote the definitive story of that time of Laura Secord, under the title "Laura the Undaunted. "

      He died on April 3, 1938, in Toronto, at the age of ninety four years.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 68.

    2. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 67.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1844 - Manchester, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1870 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1888 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1938 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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