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Delbert Grant McKercher

Male 1914 - 1988  (74 years)


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  • Name Delbert Grant McKercher 
    Born 3 Jul 1914  Sandringham, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Nov 1988  Davis, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • San Francisco Chronicle (CA) - November 22, 1988
      Deceased Name: Dr. Delbert McKercher
      Dr. Delbert McKercher, 74, professor emeritus in veterinary microbiology at the University of California at Davis, died Sunday in a Davis hospital after a long illness.

      A native of Canada, Dr. McKercher started teaching at Davis in 1949 and retired in 1983. He earned several degrees in Canada and then took his doctorate at Cornell University.

      He was among the first doctors to isolate viral diseases in the United States, France, Italy, Germany, South America and Kenya.

      He was a National Institute of Health Research Fellow. In 1978, he was named a lifetime member of the French Veterinaire et de L'Academie de Sciences.

      Dr. McKercher is survived by his wife, Georgina, of Davis; a son, John, of Tucson; two daughters, Ann, of San Mateo, and Mary Jamison, of Davis; a brother, Thomas, of Ontario, Canada, and a sister, Grace Sweet of Montreal.

      A memorial service will be held on December 1 at 4 p.m. at Davis Community Church. Donations in Dr. McKercher's name to the scholarship fund, Office of Public Programs, 1018 Haring Hall, University of California, Davis 95616, are preferred.
      Copyright (c) 1988 The Chronicle Publishing Co
    Buried Davis, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3650  Rowe Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2013 

    Father Henry George McKercher,   b. 12 Jul 1880, Sandringham, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1963, Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Grant,   b. 1 Mar 1885, Moose Creek, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1942, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1913  Maxville, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet

    Family Georgina Pearl Stevens,   b. 1920, Stony Plain, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 2010, Davis, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1943  Stoney Plain, Parkland, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2005 
    Family ID F686  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Delbert Grant McKercher.jpg

  • Notes 
    • lived in Davis, California
      he was a D.V.S (Doctor of Vetrinary Services)
      INFO: From the Auld Lang Syne col. of the Glengarry News, 28 Jun 1995, pg. 24, for Sixty Years Ago, Fri 21 Jun 1935:
      In his first year, Delbert McKercher was successful at OAC, Guelph.
      INFO: From the Glengarry News, 5 Jul 1995, pg. 21, Maxville col., concerning a recent Auld Lang Syne col. for Sixty Years Ago (1935): Delbert McKercher, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McKercher, Sandringham, was studying to become a veterinarian. Before his death, he practised in California.
      INFO: From the Auld Lang Syne col. of the Glengarry News, 3 Jun 11992, pg. 30, for Fifty Years Ago, Fri 29 May 1942:
      Dr. Delbert McKercher received his MA degree recently at Queen's. He is a son of H. G. McKercher, Sandringham.
    • (Research):Found Delbert in two listings of Border Crossings: Canada to US, 1895-1956.
      One was 7 Jun 1949 at Niagara Falls. Showed birth at Moose Creek.
      The other was 16 Aug 1951 at Babb, Montana.

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Stuart MacKillican's genealogy.

    2. [S357] Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 Index - Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Ontario, Canada. Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1922. MS932, 695 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Division Registrar Vital Statistics Records, 1858-1930. MS940, 28 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Marriage License Books, 1907-1910. MS945, 12 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Delayed Registrations of Marriages, 1892-1916. MS948, 4 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. County Marriage Registers, 1858-June 1869. Microfilm rolls 1030055-1030068. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (Archives of Ontario, MS 248, reels 5-18).).


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