Etc. -- Dr. David Duncombe's 1887 obituary
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An unedited transcription of a page 1 article from 14 Dec 1887 British Canadian
[Paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber; the original was a single paragraph.]


Dr. David Duncombe

On Thursday last intelligence was received announcing the death at Waterford, at four o'clock in the morning, of Dr. David Duncombe. 

Deceased had reached the age of 86 years, and was one of the most widely known and highly respected physicians in Western Ontario.

He settled at St. Thomas in 1821, being the first registered physician in Upper Canada. 

In 1822 he removed to Waterford, were he has resided ever since. 

In his younger days he filled every office within the gift of his fellow citizens, being Reeve of the Township of Townsend and Warden of the County of Norfolk; he also represented Norfolk two terms in Canadian Parliament, having been elected in 1835 and in 1837. In politics he was a Reformer.

He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mary Chapin, and his second wife Miss Nancy C. Nelles

A widow and the following children survive him: 
Drs. Charles Duncombe and 
T. W. Duncombe and 
Mr. Tyrell Duncombe, of St. Thomas; 
Dr. A. C. Duncombe

Mr. A. N. Duncombe, Barrister, and 
Mr. O. H. Duncombe, of Waterford, and Mr. David T. Duncombe, of Chicago, and two daughters residing at Waterford.

The funeral took place at Waterford last Sunday and was largely attended. 

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