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"ORO" 2003 Obituary


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ORONHYATEKHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-03 published
Died This Day -- Peter MARTIN, 1924
Monday, March 3, 2003 - Page R7
Physician born ORONHYATEKHA, or Burning Cloud, on Six Nations Reserve near what is now Brantford, Ontario, in 1841; took early medical training in U.S.; found support from Prince of Wales and others to go to Oxford University; received medical degree from the University of Toronto; first native Canadian to earn a degree from a Canadian university; practised in Ontario; in 1881, became head of Independent Order of Foresters; led Independent Order of Foresters to 250,000 membership and $11-million insurance fund; died in Savannah, Georgia.

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