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