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DR.Allan Roy Dafoe

Born Born May 29 1883 Madoc On
Died Died June 2 1945 North Bay On
Married Married abt:1914 Bertha Leila Morrinson


  • Father:Dr.William Allan Dafoe
  • Mother:Mary Williams


  1. Child 1 William Dafoe abt: 1917

~~~~~~~~~THE COUNTRY DOCTOR~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Doctor Allan Roy Dafoe OBE (29 May 1883 - 2 June 1943) was a Canadian obstetrician, best known for delivering and caring for the Dionne Quintuplets, the first quintuplets known to survive early infancy.

Dafoe was born in Madoc, Ontario, the son of a physician.

At the start of 1909 he went into practice in Callander, Ontario, where he would reside the rest of his life. On May 28, 1934 he was called in to aid the multiple birth of the Dionne family, and saw to the survival of the mother and all children. This got international press notice. He continued to help care for the children for years, and became something of a celebrity in the onslaught of media attention. The government of Ontario gave Dr. Dafoe joint guardianship of the Quintuplets. Dr. Dafoe was awarded an Order of the British Empire for his work with the Dionne Quintuplets.Today one can visit the Dr.Allan Roy Dafoe in Caladar .The museum is located in the Original Home and Practice of Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe The first photo is of Dr.Dafoe at his front door and the second is himself with his family FOR MORE PICTURES?

-- DarleneDafoeLapensee - 23 Jan 2007
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