Grimsby Newspapers
Canada's oldest dentist passes
Grimsby Independent, 16 Dec 1943, p. 1

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Date of Publication:
16 Dec 1943
Date Of Event:
9 Dec 1943
Personal Name(s):
Woolverton, Solon ; Woolverton, Jonathan ; Fleming, Hamilton ; Woolverton, Harold C.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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A native of Grimsby, the oldest graduate dentist in Canada, passed away at his home in London, on Thursday night last at the age of 97 years, in the person of Dr. Solon Woolverton.

Dr. Woolverton was the last of five brothers, a son of the late Jonathan Woolverton, the first man to grow peaches commercially in Canada.

He was the first student to receive from the Ontario [article inserts a photo of him but part of the text is omitted here]...practiced his profession for close onto three-quarters of a century. He and Mrs. Woolverton, who survives, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last fall, at which time they received a message of congratulations from Their Majesties, The King and Queen.

Deceased was an uncle of Mrs. Hamilton Fleming and Harold C. Woolverton of North Grimsby.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon last in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Rev. J. Allan Ballard officiating. Interment taking place in St. Andrew's Graveyard.

Casket bearers were William and Walter Drummond of Waterdown; Arthur Smith of Vineland; R.O. Smith, Harold Woolverton and Norman Nelles of Grimsby.

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Canada's oldest dentist passes