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Dr. Sidney Nixon Davis (1868-1931)

{The Canadian Medical Association Journal Feb. 1932 p. 260}

Dr. Sidney Nixon Davis of Welland, Ont., aged 63, died at his home of pneumonia, on December 31, 1931. Doctor Davis was born in York, Haldimand County, in 1868, and attended Caledonia High School, then entering Queen’s University for the study of medicine. He graduated in 1891 and established practices at York, Cayuga and Parry Sound. He located in Welland in 1912, and, with the exception of the war years, had been here ever since. He was interested in the Welland County General Hospital, and for a number of years represented the medical profession on the institution’s Board of Governors. He was one of the Coroners for Welland County. Doctor Davis was a staunch advocate of Empire principles, and always associated himself with any movement for community betterment. He was a member of the Masonic Order being affiliated with a lodge at Parry Sound.

Doctor Davis enlisted in January, 1916, with the 114th Haldimand Rifles and went overseas the same year, holding the rank of Major and Second in Command. On the reorganization of the Canadian forces overseas he joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps and served in France and England. He returned in 1919.

In addition to his widow, Daisy Maud Davis, four sons and one daughter survive. They are: Cecil R.,Toronto; A.E.N. Davis, William A. and Patrick, all of Welland, and Miss Mary Florence Davis, at home. Two brothers and two sisters also survive, Arthur F. Davis of Chicago, Herbert H. Davis of Montreal, and Miss F. Davis and Miss M. Davis, both of Hamilton.

Dr. Alexander Norman Barker (1868-1900)

{compiled by S}

DR BARKER was born November 10, 1868 in Worcestershire, England. Later resided in East Lothian, Scotland. His parents were GEORGE SAMUEL BARKER and ELIZA THOMSON BARKER

On July 27, 1890 DR BARKER married SARAH ELOUISE I SCHELL born in Halton County in 1869. In 1891 he was a medical student living in Dundas.

Around 1891 he set up a medical practice in Fenwick. Not much is know about his practice.

Dr. Barker and his wife had four children. GEORGE SHELDON BARKER was born May 11, 1891 in Fenwick.  He married VERA WINNIFRED HALL on July 28, 1913 in Dundas. Vera was born January 10, 1892 in Dundas and died January 8, 1973 in Simcoe county at age 80. GEORGE SHELDON BARKER died January 14, 1965 in York County. They had  one daughter NORMA BARKER .

DR BARKER’S second child was  JESSIE ELISABETH GLADYS BARKER born March 11, 1895 in Fenwick. She married ROBERT CHARLES RUSSELL JOLLEY. JESSIE died May 1981.

DR BARKER’S third child was ELSIE THOMPSON BARKER born February 6, 1897 in Fenwick. She married JAMES DANE MONTGOMERY January 13, 1916.  Later married JAMES MCKENZIE HASLAM.

DR BARKER’S  fourth child NORMA ALEXANDRIA AMALESE BARKER was born June 11, 1900 in Welland,  few months after her father’s death.

DR ALEXANDER NORMAN BARKER died suddenly from an accident on March 25, 1900. SARAH BARKER moved back to Dundas, she died in 1941.