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Dr. Graham Albery Jordan (1898-1961)

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Dr. Graham Albery Jordan was born September 1, 1898 in Meaford, Ontario. His parents were Alexander Austus Jordan and Annie Albery Jordan.

Dr. Jordan graduated from the University of Toronto in 1920.

During World War I he was surg, sub-Lieut, May 1918; R.N. hospital, Hasler June 1918; H.M.S.,’Vanquisher’, July 1918., 20th Flotilla, North Sea.

Dr. Jordan came to Wellandport in 1920’s to practice medicine.

He married Margery MacLaren Mayhew on February 14, 1928. She was age 23 from Port Arthur.

Their son Graham Alexander Bruce Jordan was born September 12, 1931 in St Catharines.

In 1934 the family moved to Fonthill. Dr. Jordan set up practice at Dr Emmett’s former home at 26 Canboro Road, west.

In 1946 Dr. Jordan built a larger modern home and had the old house moved to face Churchill St, where it was converted to apartments.

According to “The Herald, June 27, 1967”

“During the  1940’s and 50’s Dr. Jordan took extensive courses in New York, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal, which led to his certification as a surgeon, by the Royal College of Physcians and Surgeons of Canada, in 1953. He practiced until felled by a stroke in 1958. He recovered fully and resumed his practice in the spring of 1959, and continued until his death in October 1961. At his death, his practice was taken  over by his son Graham B. Jordan B.A. M.D.

Graham A.B. Jordan received his early education in Fonthill Public School, Pelham High School and Upper Canada College. Later receiving his BSc (1953) and his M.D. (1957) at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Graham interned at Buffalo General Hospital, later spending his residency in Surgery at Montreal General Hospital, Charlotte Memorial Hospital North Carolina..”

Dr. Graham B. Jordan Returned to take over his father’s practice and remained until his death in 1979.

He had a pilot’s licence, as his dad had one as well.

During the 1970’s  Dr. Jordan volunteered his services for the Indian Population in Armstrong, Ontario.

The family is buried in the Fonthill cemetery.



[The Evening Tribune, 23 November 1961]

Mrs. Garlinda Peacock, late of 158 West Main St. W., passed away on Wednesday Nov.22 at the Welland General Hospital.

Mrs. Peacock was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., but had lived in Welland for nearly fifty years. When she first came to Welland she was a milliner at Lahey’s Store, and later she operated the Peacock Tourist Home on West Main St.

Predeceased by her husband Percy Peacock in September 1950 Mrs. Peacock is survived by one sister Miss Louise O. Widder and sister-in-law Mrs. Louise Widder, both of Milwaukee. She is also survived by a niece and nephews.

Rev. W. McLeod of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will conduct the service from the H. L. Cudney Funeral Chapel, 241 West Main St. on Saturday Nov. 25 at 1.30 p.m. Interment will be in Fonthill cemetery.

Dr. Frederic Clore Myers (1897-1961)

Dr. Myers was born August 26, 1897 in St Marys Ontario.His parents were Cleophus Morehouse Myers and Elizabeth Schoots. His parents and grandparents operated woolen mills in St Marys.

Dr. Myers completed high school in St Marys then, graduated from University Of Toronto in Medicine in 1922. Dr. Myers interned at the Detroit Receiving Hospital and spent two years in the logging camps in the far north.

About 1925 he came for a visit to St Catharines and decided to settle in Fonthill. He took over many of Dr. Emmett’s patients.

His office and living quarters were over the Imperial bank at the corner of Pelham Street and Highway 20.

In 1929 he married Mary Ellen Davidson, born June 1, 1901. She was the daughter of Stewart Elliott Davidson and Sarah Jane Robertshaw . He was a partner in Wellington nurseries. Stewart Davidson, it is said, introduced peaches to the Niagara area.

In 1929 Dr Myers and his wife built their home on Pelham Street. The shingle “Dr. F.C. Myers” hung there for over thirty five years.

Mary enjoyed her flower gardens.

Dr. Myers served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps 1942-1946.

In 1931 they had a son Frederick Stewart, he studied theology and was an ordained Anglican Priest. He married Mary Stirtzinger.  He died at the age of 30 from cancer.

In 1937 Sarah Elizabeth was born. She became a registered nurse, she married Rev. Donald Neish, Anglican Priest and moved to Nova Scotia.

Mary was confined to a wheelchair with arthritis for much of her later life. Their son Stewart died in 1960.

Dr Myers died March1961 of a heart attack at age 63. The funeral took place at Holy Trinity church and he was buried in the Fonthill cemetery.

He was a very well liked family doctor. He delivered over 1500 babies, the first birth January 20,1925 and the last December 29, 1959.

His wife Mary died November 11, 1967.