Portrait of Dr. James Ross

Name/Title: Portrait of Dr. James Ross
Date: c. 1890

Item consists of a sepia cabinet card.

James Ross was born in 1854 and died in Dundas in 1907. He came to Dundas on the advice of Dr. Osler and took over Dr. D.G. Inksetter’s practice when Inksetter went to Costa Rica. Dr. Ross was chair of the Board of Education, President of the Curling Club, and President of the Rifle Association. He was a surgeon with the 77th (Wentworth) Battalion, eventually rising to the rank of Lt-Col. His surgery was the Doctor’s Office, located on King Street, and that building is now part of the Dundas Museum and Archives.

The item donated to the Museum in 1958.

Object Number: P-3121
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