Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Dr. James Landseer Brown

Male 1855 - 1929  (73 years)


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  • Name James Landseer Brown 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 27 Aug 1855  Chesterfield, Blandford Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Interesting drowning, accident 
    Misfortune 1929 
    drowned 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-137809 
    Died 11 Jul 1929  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Chesterfield United Cemetery, Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I137809  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father John Brown,   b. Abt 1818, Of, Dumfries Township, Gore District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Knox,   b. Abt 1818, Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Mar 1848  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F41854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Isabella Patton,   b. Abt 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Jessie Isabella Brown,   b. 11 Feb 1883, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Lister Brown,   b. 1886, Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Dr. Douglas Landseer Brown,   b. 27 Jul 1890, Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F44697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1855 - Chesterfield, Blandford Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jul 1929 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chesterfield United Cemetery, Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Late Dr. J.L. Brown - As reported in our last issue of the Independent, James L. Brown, M.D., was drowned while bathing in the river last Thursday. He left his home shortly after dinner for his daily dip in the cool water of the Nith which he greatly enjoyed. His absence from his home occasioned no alarm until about six o'clock when his clothes were found on the river bank and a sad tragedy seemed evident. A large number of people were soon on the scene of the sad fatality, and the body was recovered in the center of the river, just opposite where his clothes were lying, about 8 o'clock in the evening after two hours of searching. The water was very cold in places and it seemed quite evident that he was seized with cramps. An inquest was deemed unnecessary by Corner Dr. Feick. The late Dr. Brown was born near Chesterfield where he spent his boyhood days. After passing his Medical exams he followed his profession in Plattsville for a large number of years. About twelve years ago he retired from his profession and removed to New Hamburg. The late Dr. Brown was an adherent of the Presbyterian faith and a member of the Masonic order. Since coming to New Hamburg he made a host of friends who deeply mourn his sad death. There are left in deep bereavement his sorrowing widow, two daughters, Mrs. (Dr.) R.L. Anderson and Mrs. Jessie Jenkins, of this town, and one son, Dr. Brown, of Winnipeg, Man. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from his late home to the Chesterfield Cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Dale, pastor of the Baptist Church owing to the absence of his pastor, Rev. Johnston of Chesterfield.

      New Hamburg Independent Jul 19 1929 pg 5

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      BROWN, JAMES LANDSEER is more properly regarded as a Plattsville physician, as he practised there from the time of his graduation from McGill in 1879 until his retirement in 1916. He must have engaged in practice on a limited basis in New Hamburg, as Dr. K. Mathies as a child was treated by him.

      On July 11, 1929, while taking his daily swim in the Nith river, he was drowned. He was then 75 years of age. He was survived by his widow, two daughters, and a son, Dr. Brown, of Winnipeg. Dr. R. W. Anderson of New Hamburg, his son-in-law had formerly been associated with him in Plattsville

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, Revd Killbee Presbyterian not Hamilton area (pg. 111).
      John Brown, of Blenheim, married Margaret Knox, of Wilmot. 30 Mar 1848, by banns, Witnesses: Hugh Brown and Luth Read