John Duncan McCallum 1879 1964

father : Archibald McCallum 1835-1923
mother : Catherine Dewar 1837-1930

born : 2nd April 1879, Lochgilphead

married : not found so far

Children :
Archibald Ian McCallum 1917 - 2005 Doctor, Provost of Lochgilphead
Elizabeth (Betty) McCallum

flickr:9652708933 The older man in the middle is Dr J. D. McCallum. (Photograph probably taken by his son Dr A Ian McCallum) Dr Ian's wife Mary on the right of JD with two of their children. The occasion is the christening of the child of Dr Ian's wife's twin sister, (holding the baby, with her husband to the left of her (with very grateful thanks to S. McD. for sharing this image

death : 1964 in Lochgilphead but image unavailable on scotlandspeople 526/00/0077

Occupation : Doctor / Freeman of Lochgilphead

1881 census : age 2 - wrong image indexed SP, enumerated as J Duncan McCallum
2 Church Street, Lochgilphead

1891 census : age 12 - Lorn Street, Lochgilphead

Archibald McCallum head, marrued, 52, General Draper, and Grocer, J.M, (This may be something likst Justice Magistrate) employer, born Inveraray G&E
Catherine McCallum, wife, 32, Merchants wife, born Kilmorich G&E
Christina McCallum, daur, 25, Drapers assistant, born Inveraray G&E
Neil McCallum, son, 18 Medical Student, born Lochgilphead English only
Mary McCallum, daur, 16, Pupil teacher, born Lochgilphead English only
John McCallum, son, 12 scholar, born Lochgilphead English only
Catherine McCallum, daur, 9 scholar, born Lochgilphead English only
Jessie Campbell, servant, unmarried, 15, general domestic servant, born Cumlodden G&E
house has 6 rooms with windows

1901 census : age 22

1911 census : age 32 -
living at 71 Argyll Street Lochgilphead, in a house with 9 rooms with windows, as a practising Physician and Surgeon, with servant in household.

1915-1918 - world war one - where was he? reserved occupation ?

where did he study and qualify?

1900 Dr McCallum graduated M.A. at Glasgow
1904 graduation M.B. Ch.B with commendation ?Glasgow
1907 he took up general practice at Lochgilphead
medical officer for the burgh
a doctor under the Factories Act
chairman of the Argyll division of the B.M.A
served a term as president of the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of B.M.A,
1959 Fellow of B.M. A.
The Medical Directory for 1959 states that he was Late Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow and late House Surgeon and House Physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.1

John Duncan McCallum graduated MA on 1 November 1900, having been a student at the University of Glasgow since 1897 (our ref R4).
He then went straight on to study medicine in 1900 and graduated with commendation MBChB on 14 July 1904 (our ref MED5/2/7).
His matriculation (registration) record for his final year of study in 1903-4 gives the following information:

  • Name: John Duncan McCallum MA
  • Age at last birthday: 24
  • Birthplace: Lochgilphead, Argyllshire
  • Father's Christian name: Archibald
  • Father's Occupation: Merchant
  • Is father alive?: Yes
  • Home address: 1 Lorne St, Lochgilphead

(Source: R8/5/24/5) University of Glasgow Archives (25 Oct 2013)

rest of 1900's -

  • Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow to see if he is there and what his record is? : reply 25 Sept 2013, info added to page.
  • Glasgow University Archives emailed 25 Sept 2013
  • electoral roll
  • business directories
  • phone directories

Medical records : places to search.
library of old medical directories

need to map the locations on google maps

Glasgow Herald - Sept 18th 1954

Lochgilphead ceremony
Dr John D McCallum was honoured last night on the occasion of his jubilee as a medical practitioner by being made a freeman of his native town, Lochgilphead.
The freedom casket, containing the bugess ticket, was presented to him by Provost Alexander MacKellar, who spoke of Dr McCallum's services to the community as a doctor and as a public spirited townsman.
Provost MacKellar referred to the services rendered by Dr McCallum in the Highlands and Islands as chairman of the Argyll division of the British Medical Association and as vice - chairman of the Argyll and Bute Executive Council of the National Health Service.
Dr McCallum said he was greatly honoured at being made a freeman of the burgh in which he was born and in which he had lived practically all his days. He recalled having visited patients by four different modes of travel - bicycle, pony and trap, motor cycle and car. Dr McCallum who graduated at Glasgow University is 75. He lives at Duncraoibhan, Lochgilphead.

Glasgow Herald 1st April 1959

Argyll Doctor's Retirement
Dr John D. McCallum, Duncroaibhan, Lochgilphead, Argyll whi retired yesterday from practice under the National Health Service, has been in the profession for more than 50 years and has served as medical officer to a number of public health authorities. He is a Freeman of Lochgilphead.
Dr McCallum graduated M.A. at Glasgow in 1900 and M.B. Ch.B with commendation in 1904.
After working for a time in Glasgow Royal Infirmary he took up general practice at Lochgilphead in 1907 and was later appointed medical officer for the burgh. He has for many years been a doctor under the Factories Act.
A member of the British Medical Association for more than 50 years Dr McCallum has been chairman of the Argyll division of the B.M.A. for many years, served a term as president of the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch, and this year was made a Fellow of the association. His son, Dr A. I. McCallum has been Provost of Lochgilphead for the past 3 years

Duncraobhan Manse Brae : the House was built by William Todd architect who practised in Lochgilphead, and lived in 'Duncraobhan', Manse Brae, a house he designed for himself in 1906. No further details of him are yet known.2

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