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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
Isaac W T. McEachern, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Isaac W. T. McEachern is an able and successful member of the medical profession of Edmonton and his present prosperity is the result of conscientious effort and a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of medicine and surgery. lie was born in Russell county, Ontario, in 1876, and in the paternal line he is descended from an ancient family of Scotland, while his maternal ancestors were natives of the north of Ireland. His father, Neil McEachern, was born in Glengary county, Ontario, in 1836, and he was married in Russell county, in that province, to Miss Laura Taylor, whose birth occurred in 1840. She passed away in 1897, at the age of fifty-seven years, and the father was called to his final rest in 1915, when seventy-nine years of age.

In the acquirement of an education Isaac W. T. McEachern attended the grammar schools of Rockland, Russell county, and the high school at Vankleek Hill, Prescott county, Ontario, and in 1903 he was graduated from the medical department of McGill University at Montreal, one of the most noted educational institutions of the country. Coming to Western Canada, he located at Banff, in the Rocky Mountain district of Alberta, where he followed his profession until the fall of 1914, and then went to the States, taking postgraduate work in surgery and gynecology in New York city. On completing his course he returned to Banff, remaining at that place until June, 1916, when he came to Edmonton and has since been a resident of this city. He specializes in gynecology and surgery and his professional skill has won for him a large practice. lie also has business interests, being a director of the Rib-Stone Construction Company, Ltd., of Edmonton.

Dr. McEachern was married in Toronto, Ontario, on the 13th of May, 1913, to Miss Cora Victoria McWhirter, whose father was an agriculturist. Dr. and Mrs. McEachern have a daughter, Gwendolyn Laura. The Doctor is independent in his political views, placing the qualifications of a candidate above party affiliations, and his religious faith is in accord with the doctrines and teachings of the Baptist church. His professional connections are with the Edmonton Academy of Medicine and the Alberta and Canadian Medical Associations and he is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In his profession he has been actuated by the laudable desire to attain the highest possible degree of skill and efficiency and his career has been characterized by a steady progression that has placed him with Edmonton's leading gynecologists and surgeons.


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