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

Dr. Sylvester Edward Charlton

Male 1868 - 1938  (70 years)


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  • Name Sylvester Edward Charlton 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 28 Jan 1868  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Doctor 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Doctor, Medicine 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1922  Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Or Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    physician and surgeon 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-82379 
    Died 7 Apr 1938  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Pernicious Anaemia (15 years) - Apoplexy 
    Buried 9 Apr 1938  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I82379  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father David Charlton,   b. 20 Mar 1831, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lydia Barnes,   b. Abt 1831,   d. Bef 1901  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Family ID F15950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jessie Jardine,   b. 2 Feb 1876, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1918, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Children 
     1. Judge David Sylvester Charlton,   b. 8 May 1906, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987  (Age 80 years)
     2. George Charlton,   b. Apr 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F39188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Euphemia Ross,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Mar 1922  Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F39233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1868 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor, Medicine - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - physician and surgeon - 1922 - Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Or Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Mar 1922 - Barrie, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Pernicious Anaemia (15 years) - Apoplexy - 7 Apr 1938 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Apr 1938 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dr. Sylvester E. Charlton, born in Middlesex County, Ontario. He graduated from Galt Collegiate Institute and taught school in Killean and in Clyde. Entered University of Toronto Medical School studied in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. Established practice in Hespeler. Served on the Hespeler Public School Board, moved to Galt and served on Galt municipal council and as Mayor.


      Cambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      Dr. Charlton came here in 1902 and served on the Hespeler School Board in 1904-1905 and 1906 and some time later went to Galt where he took quite a prominent part in the Public Life of the community and was on one occasion Candidate of his Political Party for a seat in Parliament. His son, David, now Judge of the County of Waterloo, was born here.

      Dr. Charlton's first name was Sylvester and while he taught school in Puslinch before going into Medicine some of the farmers in the section used to call him "Yes". Among these was an old Irishman, who used commonly the words "Thank God" in his conversation. Once Dr. Charlton got settled here some of these old friends paid him a visit. This old Irish chap came in one day and after the customary greetings the old Gentleman asked "Well, Ves., and how is things goin?" The Dr. replied that he was getting along very well and that just at the moment he was very busy; adding that there were an awful lot of people sick just now. The old man just said "Thank God." It amused the Doctor who told me the story at the time.


      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-2 Page 4.

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 18773 (1922), Sylvester Edward Charlton-Mary Euphemia Ross.
      Sylvester Edward Charlton, physician and surgeon of Galt, Birth Place: Ontario Canada Age: 54 Estimated birth year: abt 1868 Father Name: David Charlton Mother Name: Lydia Barnes Spouse Name: Mary Euphemia Ross, principal of school in Barrie Spouse's Age: 46 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876 Spouse Birth Place: Ontario Canada Spouse Father Name: William Ross Spouse Mother Name: Janet Swanson Marriage Date: 4 Mar 1922 Marriage Place: Simcoe, Barrie

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 40.

    4. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      Sylvester E. CHARLTON M.B./ 1868-1938/ his beloved wife / Jessie JARDINE/ 1876-1918/ his beloved wife/ Mary ROSS/ 1875-1961/ CHARLTON/

    5. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 034446 (1938).
      Name:Sylverster Edward Charlton Gender:Male Age:71 Birth Date:abt 1867 Birth Place:Ontario Death Date:7 Apr 1938 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Edward Charlton Mother:Lydiane Darnes