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

Dr. David Caw

Male 1837 - 1864  (27 years)


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  • Name David Caw 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1837  , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1858  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Occupation 1861  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Doctor 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Physician 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    United Presbyteian 
    Public Service 1864  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    management com. of Farm. & Mech. Institute 
    Occupation 1864  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Doctor 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-87246 
    Died 3 Sep 1864  Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I87246  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Rev. David Caw,   d. Oct 1864 
    Family ID F56350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1837 - , , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1858 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1861 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyteian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - management com. of Farm. & Mech. Institute - 1864 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1864 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • CAW, DAVID was one of two brothers who practised in Ayr, about whose antecedents we have little information.

      The 1861 census lists him as born in the U.S.A., aged 23. His father was the Rev. Caw, a Presbyterian minister in Paris. His medical education was likely obtained, as was his brother's at Victoria University.

      In 1858 he attended an accident case in Blenheim, but his own address is not mentioned. In May of 1860 he was defeated as a candidate for County Council for Ayr. In 1861 he was appointed coroner.

      On February 13, 1863 the Ayr correspondent. for the Galt Reporter discussed the death of one of his patients who had been treated by Drs. Bell and Bingham. An autopsy showed that Caw's diagnosis was correct, and the writer commented: "let your Aesculapian attendant drug you to death and then hold a post mortem."

      An assault against him in April 1863 resulted in his assailant being fined $15.

      He died at Paris on September 3. 1864, aged 25 years. ?he Galt Reporter said he was "much and justly esteemed as a man and a physician."


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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 2 Page 16.

    2. [S932] News - Canada Christian Advocate - 1858-1872, "News item - Death of Mr. Henderson," 21 Aug 1861, p. pg 2.

    3. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864.