Dr David Abijah West

Dr David Abijah West

Birth
West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Death 1 Aug 1900 (aged 53)
Lexington, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA
Burial Sanilac County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 23334682 · View Source
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David and Isadore had 9 children, 7 of whom lived into adulthood. They are Mary E. (West) Gibbs, Ruth Ester (West) Garbutt, Fannie Amelia (West) Brown, Raymond Allen West, Lena Lavonia (West) Bradshaw, Rowcliffe (West) Taylor and Sarah Evangeline (West) Murdaugh.

David and Isadore are the grandparents of Ruth Gibbs, Julian Garbutt, Bruce Garbutt, June (Brown) Johnson, John West Brown, Carlton Farewell Brown, Edith Brown, Frances Brown, Evangeline Brown, Raymond Brown, Stanley Raymond West, Howard Gaige West, Jack Harland West, Melvin West, Lydia Isadore Bradshaw, Val Bradshaw, Lena Bradshaw, Frances Bradshaw, David Taylor, Bud Taylor, Julian Taylor, Ida (Taylor) Macki, Kathryn (Taylor) Macki, Raymond Murdaugh and John Murdaugh.

FROM THE HISTORY OF SANILAC COUNTY 1834-1984

Dr. West, a modern Allopathist and eclectic physician, located at Lexington. He was born in 1847 near Bradford, Ontario. He was the son of Benjamin and Mary (Howard) West, and was reared by his father to the calling of agriculturist. Young David attended winter terms of the common schools until 1862 when he became a student at Bradford High School, remaining there until 1864 when he began teaching. He continued this occupation for one and a half years and matriculated at the Victoria Medical Branch College at Toronto. He passed the examinations and was graduated in 1868. He soon received a call to Lexington and he came in 1869 to join the practice of Dr. Hiram Hayward. Dr. West purchased 40 acres of land in Worth Township. He increased the acreage another 40 and continued the practice of his profession in Worth Township. In 1882, he moved his office to Lexington. He purchased a residence there and established what became a sizeable practice on the north corner of Huron. He received an appointment from the federal government in 1875 as examining surgeon for pensioners for Sanilac and Huron Counties.

Dr. David left a series of journals describing his work in Sanilac County. Essentially, they were a ongoing account of his patients. But he would also sometimes includes personal references about family life. They were given to the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum some time ago.



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  • Created by: Kevin Thomas West
  • Added: 10 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23334682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr David Abijah West (16 Jan 1847–1 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23334682, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Thomas West (contributor 46930153) .