Fourth Generation

14. Dr. William SQUARE was born on 10 August 1844 in Plymouth, South Devon, England. He died Pneumonia in April 1896 at the age of 51 in Plymouth, South Devon, England. William Square, member 1877, FRCS, FRGS, eldest of W J Square's fourteen children was born in 1844 in Cobourg Street. He was educated at Dr Weymouth's School in Portland Villas, at the Baptist's. Col loge, Regents Park and at Rugby School under Dr Temple, while there he was apprenticed by indenture to his father at the age of fifteen and a half years for five years "to learn the business or profession of a surgeon and apothecary", and his house master, Reverend T W Jex Blake, witnessed his signature. At sixteen he matriculated at London University. He worked with his father and went to St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he gained, as his father had before him, the Anatomical prize, and was senior scholar in 1866. He was house surgeon to Sir James Paget, and also the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields. He now joined his father in practice and was surgeon to the Provident Dispensary, to the South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital for 20 years, to the Royal Eye Infirmary for twenty seven, and to the Fire Brigade for 25 years. He was a member of the Plymouth Town Council for a short time, but declined the offer to be mayor. William Square married Mary Tryphena Miller of Ford Park, and had a son who entered the medical profession, and two daughters, and lived at first at No 4 and afterwards at No 14 Portland Square, where he died of pneumonia in April 1896 at the age of 52 years. He had an enormous funeral with fifty seven carriages following the hearse. Square had travelled a great deal and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was a very keen. and successful sportsman, a good raconteur and very versatile, very popular with the masses. He was a lecturer on all sorts of subjects at the Athenaeum and elsewhere and a good musician, his instrument being the oboe. He was short and stubby, and wore a short beard, and always had a flower in his button hole. We have his picture in our rooms.

15. Living (private).

Children were:



Mary Hilda SQUARE (K2J7-V3V).


Living (private).