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

Dr. John Roy Philip

Male 1828 - 1880  (52 years)


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  • Name John Roy Philip 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1828  Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Christened 21 Aug 1828  Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, medical, 
    Military English army - Crimean war 
    Immigration 1841  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Surgeon 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Surgeon 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-153191 
    Died 10 Mar 1880  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Cause: Heart Disease ( 2 years) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I153191  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father William Philip,   b. CA 1800, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1852  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Helen Roy,   b. 1802, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1867, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F25917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Philip Robertson,   b. 1837, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1895, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. John Robertson Philip,   b. 25 Dec 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1863, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Mary Roberton Philip,   b. 6 Feb 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Philip,   b. 27 Jun 1866, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 69 years)
     4. George Beynes Philip,   b. 23 Sep 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 26 years)
     5. Arthur James Philip,   b. 19 Mar 1872, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret Philip,   b. 1877, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F38377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1828 - Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Aug 1828 - Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1841 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surgeon - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surgeon - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Disease ( 2 years) - 10 Mar 1880 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • THE LATE DR. PHILIP

      The death of the late J.R. Philip, M.D., M.C.R.S. Eng., which occurred last Wednesday evening, leaves a blank in the list of our oldest citizens, and a diminuation of the number of the kindly, honest men, whom everyone feels the better for meeting. The Dr. was born in Aberdeen , Scotland , in 1829, and emigrated with his father, to Canada in 1841, settling in Galt. Soon after coming to Galt he commenced the study of medicine at Toronto University , where he graduated and in 1847 was licensed by the Medical Board of that day as medical practitioner. After practicing his profession in Galt for a short time, he went to Aberdeen where he graduated as an M.D. in 1851 at Aberdeen University . Thence he went to London , and in 1852 completed an unusually varied and excellent medical education by graduating as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. The Crimean war soon commencing the Doctor accompanied the English army to the Crimea, and did active service on the battlefield and in the hospital till the close of hostilities, receiving as a recognition of his labors the English and Turkish medals for faithful service.

      In 1859 he returned to Galt and recommenced practice here, where he has remained ever since. The Doctor's skill as a physician, and particularly as a surgeon, gave him a wide reputation and a standing in his profession such as but few have attained. Among those who knew him he was popular and respected. His manners were kindly, and without affectation, and his sterling honesty and straight-forwardness were universally admired. Few men have possessed the faculty of being outspoken and yet making their mark in the community, without making enemies, but the doctor was one of the few, and living without an enemy in this community his death is regretted by all who knew him. He leaves behind him a widow and several children to mourn his loss. The funeral on Friday was largely attended, nearly every one of the clergymen, physicians, and business men of the town following his remains to the grave.

      The Dumfries Reformer Wed March 17 1880

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 56.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Roy Phelps Birth Place: Scotland RESIDENCE: Galt Age: 32 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Father Name: William Mother Name: Helen Roy Spouse Name: Helen P. Robertson Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Residence: Galt Spouse Father Name: P. Spouse Mother Name: Mary Roy Marriage Date: 5 Dec 1860 Marriage County: Waterloo

    3. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Philip/ John Roy Philip M.D./ 1825-1880/ his wife/ Helen Robertson/ 1840-1895/ George B. Philip son/ 1869-1895/ William Philip son/ 1866-1936

    4. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), The Late Dr. Philip - 17 Mar 1880.

    5. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 1 Page 11.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      John R Philip Gender: Male Age: 51 Religion: Presbyterian Birth Date: abt 1829 Birth Place: Aberdeen, Scotland Death Date: 10 Mar 1880 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Disease of The Heart #016457

    7. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Parish registers for Aberdeen, 1560-1855 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Aberdeen (Aberdeen) film 991199.

    8. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 12 Dec 1860.
      Philip, J.R. married 5 Dec 1860 to Helen Robertson In Galt by Rev A C Geikie. Helen dau late P Robertson, Aberdeen, Scotland.