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

Dr. Joseph Allan

Male 1823 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Joseph Allan 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1823  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1878  Fenelon Falls, Victoria Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Occupation 1880  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Occupation 1880  Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Doctor 
    Residence Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 138 Elora St., S., Harriston

      Brief History

      Built in 1875 by William Gordon, cheesemaker, who had purchased the lot in 1864 from John Webb. He worked at the cheese factory situated on the lot behind the former Petro Canada station owned by Harriston Motors. Then sold to Dr. Joseph Allan, MC. He used the back part of the house for this office. Jack Ward, who had his barbershop where South Street Cafe is now located on Elora St S., lived here for over 50 years.

      Plaque #H14 Heritage Home - Treasures of Minto. (2016). Treasuresofminto.ca. Retrieved 31 December 2016, from https://treasuresofminto.ca/map/historic-sites/plaque-14-heritage-home
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-171780 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I171780  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1823 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1878 - Fenelon Falls, Victoria Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1880 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1880 - Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • ALLAN, JOSEPH was a wanderer of whose background little is known.

      The Dumfries Reformer of March 10, 1880 had his card:

      Dr. Allen, late of Fenelon Falls, has opened an office in Baden, next door to Kraus' Hotel.

      The Fenelon Falls Historical Society confirms that he left there in 1880 but gives no arrival date. The Ontario Medical Register lists him in Fenelon Falls 1878 and Harriston in 1882. He was subsequently listed in Osgoode and Gananoque with a possible earlier location in Metcalfe. He was licensed by the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, 1843, registered in 1866 in Upper Canada.


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

  • Sources 
    1. [S298] Census - Canada - 1881, Census Place: Harriston, Wellington North, Ontario; Roll: C_13259; Page: 20; Family No: 107.
      Joseph Allen 57 Scotland Doctor
      Annie 46 USA