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James Serson
(1833-1909)
Isabella Cooper
(1858-)

John Robert Serson M.D.
(1878-1939)

 

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Jane Lillian Rowntree

John Robert Serson M.D. 1,4,123,124

  • Born: 20 May 1878, Serson Farm, Concession V, Lot 7, Howard Township, Kent County, Ontario, Canada 1,4,123,124
  • Marriage: Jane Lillian Rowntree on 3 Jun 1908 in York, Ontario, Canada 123
  • Died: 29 May 1939, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada aged 61
  • Buried: Section E, Lot 154, Park Lawn Cemetery, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
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bullet  General Notes:

New Toronto Phone # 1
1920 Toronto Phone Parkdale 2192 Superior Ave Mimico
Trustee on the Board of Mimico (John English) School 1917-37 - Chair 1933
Attended Wesley (Methodist) United Church -Mimico
Bowled for the Lakeshore and High Park clubs
Member of the Masonic Lodge and The Liberal Party of Ontario

Notes from John Parker: Howard Township is situated between the Thames River on the north and Lake Erie on the south. The watershed between these is a gravel moraine upon which is situated the town of Ridgetown. Directly south on old Highway #3, the Talbot road, is the fishing hamlet of Morpeth. I was born there, in 1937, opposite the farm of Dr John Serson's brother James Richard Serson (1874-1947) and his wife Liela Mae Handy, both natives of Howard Township, which was part of the Talbot settlement. They became surrogate "grandparents " to me. Our family moved to London, but I returned to their farm each July between 1942 and 1950. There I acquired my love of nature. James too was a Liberal and a Mason; my father wore his masonic ring for 50 years following his death in 1947. My parents recalled visits from the doctor from Toronto to his brother's farm in the years 1935-1938. These memories triggered by a reference to Dr Serson in the TV documentary on New Toronto prompted me to look into the life of John Robert Serson of Mimico.

bullet  Research Notes:

New Toronto Phone # 1
1920 Toronto Phone Parkdale 2192 Superior Ave Mimico
Trustee on the Board of Mimico (John English) School 1917-37 - Chair 1933
Attended Wesley (Methodist) United Church -Mimico
Bowled for the Lakeshore and High Park clubs
Member of the Masonic Lodge and The Liberal Party of Ontario

Notes from John Parker: Howard Township is situated between the Thames River on the north and Lake Erie on the south. The watershed between these is a gravel moraine upon which is situated the town of Ridgetown. Directly south on old Highway #3, the Talbot road, is the fishing hamlet of Morpeth. I was born there, in 1937, opposite the farm of Dr John Serson's brother James Richard Serson (1874-1947) and his wife Liela Mae Handy, both natives of Howard Township, which was part of the Talbot settlement. They became surrogate "grandparents " to me. Our family moved to London, but I returned to their farm each July between 1942 and 1950. There I acquired my love of nature. James too was a Liberal and a Mason; my father wore his masonic ring for 50 years following his death in 1947. My parents recalled visits from the doctor from Toronto to his brother's farm in the years 1935-1938. These memories triggered by a reference to Dr Serson in the TV documentary on New Toronto prompted me to look into the life of John Robert Serson of Mimico.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Graduation: Ridgetown Collegiate Institute, 1896. He taught school for a few years, considered law, but then entered medicine.

Graduation: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1905.

Occupation: doctor, pracitising medicine in Mimico, 1908-1935. He was a sugeion at Grace and St. Joseph's Hospitals


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John married Jane Lillian Rowntree, daughter of John Rowntree and Sarah Hamilton, on 3 Jun 1908 in York, Ontario, Canada.123 (Jane Lillian Rowntree was born on 4 Jan 1883 in Thistletown, York, Ontario, Canada 4,123,124,125 and died in 1965.)



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