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Dr. Robert James Lockhart
Male 1857 - 1914


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  16 Apr 1857  Newtonville, Durham Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1879  Mariposa Township, Victoria Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    school teacher 
    Occupation  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physican 
    Religion  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Councillor - Hespeler 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Medical Doctor 
    Elected Office  1907  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Council - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office  1907  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reeve - Hespeler 
    Elected Office  1908  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Elected Office  1908  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden of the County of Waterloo 
    Interesting Life Story  medical, public service 
    Name  R. J. Lockhart 
    Occupation  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Physician 
    Religion  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Residence  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home of Dr. Robert James Lockhart
    Home of Dr. Robert James Lockhart
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-83279 
    Died  20 Oct 1914  Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I83279  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Thomas Lockhart,   b. 26 Sep 1833, , Durham Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1913 
    Mother  Ellen Comrie,   b. CALC 15 Sep 1833, Otonabee, Peterborough Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1911, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Jan 1855 
    Family ID  F49510  Group Sheet

    Family  Sophia Baxter,   b. 31 Oct 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1907 
    Married  1 May 1879  Lindsay, Ops Twp., Victoria Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Allan Lockhart,   d. 21 Apr 1896
     2. Harold Lockhart,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1891
     3. Helen Isabel Lockhart,   b. 6 Oct 1897, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F21682  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Robert James Lockhart was born in the village of Newtonville in Durham County but spent most of his boyhood in Fenelon Township in Victoria County where he taught school for four years. He then took up the study of medicine at Trinity Medical College in Toronto. He came to Hespeler in May 1885 and practiced medicine in the town until early in 1913 when he left his practice to move to Vancouver in an attempt to regain his failing health. He acted as warden of Waterloo County and served on the Hespeler town council as a councillor from 1901 to 1906 and as reeve from 1907 to 1909. Dr. Lockhart was, for many years, the Medical Health Officer for Hespeler and the coroner for Waterloo County. He died in Vancouver on October 20, 1914 and is buried in New Hope Cemetery.

      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

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      In 1886 Dr. Robert James Lockhart, born in Clark Township, started practise in the house where later James McCaffrey, Oscar Eby and Thomas Wilson lived for years. After a few years there he built a large brick house and office immediately to the west of his first location. He died October, 1914, aged 57 years. Shortly before he died, Dr. Lockhart sold his practise and the property to Dr. William G. Hutchison who continued there until his death in 1947.

      Both Dr. Lockhart and Dr. Hutchison acted as Medical Officer of Health for years; and as to Dr. Lockhart's Public Service, he was a member of the Municipal Council, 1901-1906, and Reeve, 1907-08 and 1909 during one of which latter years he served as Warden of the County.

      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 5.

    2. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 20 Pg. 1.

    3. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 14.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 10487 (1879), Lockhart-Corneil..
      Robert J. LOCKHART, 21, school teacher, b. Canada, res. Mariposa twp., s/o Thomas LOCKHART & Ellen CORNEIL?, married Sophia BAXTER, 21, b. Canada, res. Fenelon twp., d/o James & Hannah, witnesses were Thomas LOCKHART of Fenelon Falls and Ed HASTIE of Lindsay, March 1, 1879 at Lindsay

    5. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Apr 1857 - Newtonville, Durham Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physican - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Hespeler - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Medical Doctor - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Council - Waterloo County - 1907 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Hespeler - 1907 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1908 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden of the County of Waterloo - 1908 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1914 - Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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