Gerald O'Reilly, physician (b at Ballinlough, Ire 11 Aug 1806; d at Hamilton, Canada W 26 Feb 1861). After medical studies in Dublin, Ire, and London, Eng, he immigrated in 1833 to Hamilton, where he was a prominent practitioner. In addition to his wide private practice, he served publicly as surgeon to the Hamilton jail, to the 3rd Gore Militia and to Wentworth and Halton counties. He was a founder, original shareholder and medical officer to the Canada Life Assurance Co, as well as one of the first to hold a policy. Presumably his widow collected on it at his early death, from blood poisoning, after a minor operation.