Prendergast

D'Arcy Jerome PrendergastAge: 73 years18951968

Name
D'Arcy Jerome Prendergast
Given names
D'Arcy Jerome
Surname
Prendergast
Birth April 4, 1895 33 28
Birth of a brotherWilliam Killoran Prendergast
June 17, 1897 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherRalph Macaulay Prendergast
January 18, 1899 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterWinnifred Regis “Freddie” Prendergast
July 1, 1901 (Age 6 years)
Note: gravestone, St. Peter's Cemetery, London, Ontario; date from WKP jr.'s records, probably from Wm. Prendergast.
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Killoran
October 1, 1901 (Age 6 years)
Cause: bronchial pneumonia
Note: obituary in the local paper; image exists of the original obituary, see photos
Education
High school
between 1908 and 1912 (Age 12 years)
Address: Jarvis Street
School or college: Jarvis Collegiate
Education
University
between 1912 and 1922 (Age 16 years)
School or college: University of Toronto, University College
Note: 1912 - March 1915: Physiology and Biochemistry, pre-med. Returned Nov. 1918; BA 1919
Death of a maternal grandmotherWinnifred Ryan
April 15, 1912 (Age 17 years)
Occupation
Cardiologist, St.Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
yes

Note: Did a residency in cardiology at St. Bartholomews Hospital in England. Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1925.
Residence between 1895 and 1915
Address: 53 Howland Ave. to 1900; 121 Empress Crescent to 1907; 41 (was 11) McKenzie Ave. to 1915, minus 1910/11 school year spent in Germany.
Note: from D'Arcy's own memoir, transcribed by Joanna Anderson, granddaughter
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Prendergast
November 10, 1920 (Age 25 years) Age: recorded as: 85 yrs 8 mos
Cause: 'apoplexy' i.e. stroke
Note: Huron county death record (1869-1838), gives birth year as 1835; see note about baptismal certificate, and Cornelius's birth date.
Graduation
Type: Bachelor of Medicine
1922 (Age 26 years)
Agency: University of Toronto
MarriageMargaret Patricia McDonnellView this family
June 15, 1926 (Age 31 years)
Address: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Note: from newspaper photo and announcement
Birth of a daughter
#1
Joan Prendergast
March 15, 1927 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Helen Marie Prendergast
June 10, 1928 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3
D'Arcy Prendergast
November 22, 1929 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Neil Prendergast
July 10, 1932 (Age 37 years)
Note: Noted in the family history and on the McDonnell family tree.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Margaret Prendergast
December 17, 1935 (Age 40 years)
Address: Toronto, Ontario
Note: seven years younger than Helen; get exact date
Death of a fatherWilliam Prendergast
May 18, 1936 (Age 41 years)
Residence 1940 (Age 44 years)
Address: 124 Crescent Rd., the former home of his wife's family, the T.E. McDonnells
Death of a sonNeil Prendergast
1941 (Age 45 years)
Note: noted in the family history: no source mentioned
Death of a motherMargaret Theresa Killoran
February 15, 1957 (Age 61 years)
Note: photo of gravestone in St. Peter's Cemetery, London, Ontario; date per WKP jr.'s record
Death August 23, 1968 (Age 73 years)
Cause of death: cardiac arrest
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 11, 1893St. James Roman Catholic Chruch, Seaforth, ON
21 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
19 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Family with Margaret Patricia McDonnell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 15, 1926Toronto, ON, Canada
9 months
daughter
15 months
daughter
17 months
son
6 years
daughter
-3 years
son

Occupation

Did a residency in cardiology at St. Bartholomews Hospital in England. Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1925.

Residence

from D'Arcy's own memoir, transcribed by Joanna Anderson, granddaughter

Education

1912 - March 1915: Physiology and Biochemistry, pre-med. Returned Nov. 1918; BA 1919 MD 1922 See Appendix II of the Prendergast Family History for more detail.

Marriage

from newspaper photo and announcement

Note

WW2 - Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy 1944-1945 in the Murmansk convoys.

Note

Had the doubtful distinction of being the oldest medical officer at sea in British destroyers in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic.

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Got to Russia for a short time during the war and enjoyed the trip not at all. Does not drink except when alone or in company, and hopes to be arrested at 96 for assaulting a policeman.

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WW1 - Lieutenant, 83rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery; 1917 - R.A.F. 10th & 18th Balloon Company - Observer - made a 5700' record jump; acting Captain from mid-1918 to replace an injured officer.

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WW1 - private - 25th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery - France - 1914-1916