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Joseph Good Biography


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Creator:
Little, Ellis, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
This is a handwritten biography of Joseph Good from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School.On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.
Notes:
To see the original document please visit the Ellis Little Local History Room at the Main Branch of the Waterloo Public Library
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Good, Joseph ; Whitmore, Annie ; Good, John
Local identifier:
ELP 51.68
Collection:
Ellis Little Papers: Men and Women of Our Past
Language of Item:
English
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Ellis Little Papers
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Waterloo Public Library
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35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

Full Text

Born: 1805, Died: 1904
Married: Annie Whitmore

Joseph Good, a son of early Waterloo pioneer John Good, is usually regarded as the first real physician in Waterloo. Joseph's training for this profession is somewhat of a mystery. His father was known as a "healer" using his knowledge of herbs and some medicines to minister to ordinary ailments of those same pioneers back in the 1870s. Perhaps Joseph learned his skills from his father. No medical graduation records have been found but by 1833, Joseph was practicing his profession in early Waterloo. Joseph built a home out on Albert St N that we know today as Lucinda House. In the 1880s he moved his practice to Formosa Ontario where he died in 1904.

Sources:
Dr Alexander D. Campbell, Doctors in Waterloo, 1852-1925.
Waterloo Historical Society, 1987 vol.
Ezra Eby

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Joseph Good Biography


This is a handwritten biography of Joseph Good from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School.On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.