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The subject of this sketch is a native of Lower Canada,, a son of Daniel and Margaret (Gray) McKenzie, and was born at Terrebonne, on the 15th of September, 1810. Dr. McKenzie has had an office in the city of London, for forty round years. His father was from the Highlands of Scotland, and was engaged for years with the North west Fur Company.
Andrew finished his education at the grammar school of Perth, county of Lanark; at seventeen commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Robert Gilmour, of Brockville; attended lectures at McGill College, Montreal, in 1829 and 1830, and at Glasgow University, Scotland, in 1831 and 1832; practiced a short time at St. Thomas, Ontario; served one year in the rebellion (1837-38) as surgeon to the 4th Middlesex regiment volunteers, Col. Ball commanding, and in 1839 settled in London, which has since been his home. In a few years he built up a good practice, and held it for a long period. Though nearing his seventieth year, he keeps his office open and waits upon a few families whose physician, in some cases, he has been for twenty or thirty years. Among the older class of citizens of London, few are more warmly esteemed than Dr. McKenzie.
He was an early adherent of the Free church of Scotland, now known as the Presbyterian church, and although not a communicant, bears a good character for correctness of habits and purity of life.
In 1837 Dr. McKenzie married Isabella, daughter of John Shore, many years a resident of Middlesex County, and of eight children, the issue of this union, only four, three daughters and one son, are living.