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VAN ALLEN, Wilbert William Andrew
HAYUNGA, Florence Louisa
TRAER, Thomas
DICKSON, Margaret Jane
VAN ALLEN, George Harold
TRAER, Ruby Mabel

VAN ALLEN, George Traer, Dr.


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VAN ALLEN, George Traer, Dr. 1 2

  • Born: 9 Feb 1931, Edmonton, Edmonton Region, Alberta, Canada 2
  • Baptized: 7 Aug 1932, Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada 2
  • Died: 16 Nov 2015, New York, New York, New York, United States aged 84 3

bullet  Facts and details for Dr. George Traer Van Allen:

He worked as a Medical Doctor in New York, New York, New York, United States. 1

His obituary was published in the New York Times on 22 Nov 2015. It read as follows:

Dr. Traer Van Allen passed away peacefully following a stroke on November 16, 2015. Traer served as Chief Resident Psychiatrist and ultimately Clinical Instructor at Cornell University Medical College. Early in his medical training he specialized in Child Psychiatry. Later, Traer dedicated himself to working with adults and was in private practice from 1963 - 2010 whilst teaching at Roosevelt and New York Presbyterian Hospitals. Traer stood out among New Yorkers not only as a tall fellow, but also as a man of great warmth, kindness and curiosity. He was adored by the elderly and earned the affection of children at every family gathering. In the words of a friend, Traer was one of the last true gentlemen. While Traer's avocation was genealogy and history of his native Canada, his passion was design. His conversation was filled with asides that could honor the innovation of a Slant Six engine, the precise color of Egyptian papyrus grass or the simple beauty of a farmhouse staircase. He was fun to listen to but also an empathetic listener. He revitalized four homes near the St. Lawrence River in Canada, one that had been in the family for generations and another that became the Van Allen Archives, a resource and library for the community and surrounding universities. His unique intelligence and humor was influential in the lives of colleagues, friends and family. Traer will be greatly missed but remembered with love and deep appreciation for his life. Traer is survived by his sister, Louise Van Allen Tarleton (Hillsborough, CA); her daughters, Leslie Hayne (Oakland, CA), Courtney Hayne McDowell (Brooklyn, NY); nephews, nieces, Godchildren and a wide range of friends. 3



1 Internet web site, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/VANALLEN/2000-10/0972176433.

2 Lynn Cook and Klaas Van der Baaren, Descendants of Jacob Van Allen, U.E.L., ISBN 0-921452-02-0 (Morrisburg, Ontario: self, 1986), 48.

3 Obituary, Dr. Traer Van Allen.