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Dr. William Sumner Robertson[1, 2]

Male 1837 - 1888  (50 years)


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  • Name William Sumner Robertson  [3, 4, 5
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1 Oct 1837  New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Lived in New Germany, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    FamilySearch ID 27SZ-8G3 
    FamilySearch URL https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=27SZ-8G3 
    Died 12 Jun 1888  [6
    Buried St. John in the Wilderness Cemetery, New Germany, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I2619  Main
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 

    Family Fanny E. Allen,   b. 1842,   d. 20 Aug 1906  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret A. Robertson,   b. 24 Oct 1867, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1895, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Mary Robertson,   b. Abt 1870, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Robertson,   b. Abt 1872, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jessie Robertson,   b. Abt 1873, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mabel Robertson,   b. Abt 1875, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Harry Robertson,   b. Abt 1877, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Harold Robertson,   b. Abt 1880, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Fannie E. Robertson,   b. Abt Oct 1882,   d. 24 Feb 1887  (Age ~ 4 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F1078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1837 - New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - - New Germany, NS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. John in the Wilderness Cemetery, New Germany, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the "History of the County of Lunenburg":

      "William Sumner Robertson, whose death occurred at his residence in New Germany, on the morning of June 12th, 1888, was born at St. John, New Brunswick, and at the time of his decease was in his fifty-second year. He was for some years a student at Sackville, N.B., and afterwards entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, where, in due course, he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. One of his lecturers was the late celebrated John William Draper—  a man of world-wide reputation on account of his scientific researches and philosophical writings. Through the influence of Thad- deus Sumner, a connection of his through his mother, the Doctor obtained a position in the Federal Army, as assistant surgeon, and was attached to the 5th corps under General Warren. The Civil War was then in full progress, and the Doctor was in five engagements before Petersburg and at the Crater—  which latter action was called ' The Tragedy of the Crater.' He remained in active service for two years, and was twice wounded. After the close of the war he returned home, and fourteen years ago settled in New Germany, where he practised his profession and devoted his leisure time to farming and mechanical inventions, for which latter he had a great fondness. As a man he was genial and warm-hearted, and at the beck and call of all who needed his services. He had a fund of varied knowledge, and was a pleasing conversationalist and forcible debater. Dr. Robertson left a widow and a large family of children."

      1881 Canadian Census notes:

      "Birthplace New Brunswick, Age 42, Physician, Ethnic origin: Scottish, Church of England" [5, 6, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1229] St. John in the Wilderness Cemetery Listing, Marilyn Woodworth, (Cemetery Listing Transcribed by Marilyn Woodworth in May 2001. ms.place@ns.sympatico.ca), http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/lunenburg/stjohnwilderness.html (Reliability: 0).

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S769] DesBrisay Museum Nicolas Davison Tree, Author unknown, (Two page tree, typed.), E. D. Davison Obituary from Enterprise, July 23, 1902 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 27 Aug 2018), entry for William Sumner Robertson, person ID 27SZ-8G3. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881), http://www.familysearch.org/ENG/Search/Census/individual_record.asp?INDI_CODE=1881CN_120354_0&frompage=99 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1228] Nova Scotia GenWeb Project, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/), http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/lunenburg/stjohnwilderness.html (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1550] History of the County of Lunenburg, Mather Byles DesBrisay, (Full text google.books.com), p. 164-165 http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA219&dq=%22edward+doran+davison%22&rview=1&id=_qgOAAAAYAAJ&as_brr=3 (Reliability: 0).