HENRY ELMORE RUSSEGUE, M.D., HARTFORD: Physician.
The subject of this sketch was born in Franklin, Norfolk County, Mass., August 11, 1850. He passed his early year
in his native town, attending the common schools and afterward Dean Academy. In 1867, he left Franklin to enter
mercantile pursuits in Boston, which held his attention until Boston's "big fire," November 9, 1872,
when he was thrown out of his business situation. A year subsequent to this, after occupying a position in a wholesale
dry goods house, he was prevailed upon, through the influence of zealous medical friends, to enter the profession
of medicine. March 4, 1874, he matriculated at the Boston University School of Medicine, where he took a full graded
course of three years' study. At the end of the three years, after a competitive examination, he was appointed
to the position of resident physician and surgeon in the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, receiving the diploma
of the hospital in March, 1878, and afterwards the diploma of M.D. from Boston University. He married Caroline,
the youngest daughter of Hon. Jos. S. Wheelwright of Bangor, Maine, and in November, 1878, settled in South Framingham,
Mass During his residence in this place, he built for himself a large practice, remaining there until 1884, when,
upon the death of the celebrated Dr. Taft, he removed to Hartford, where he has since practiced his profession
Throughout his professional career Dr. Russegu has taken a high rank, both with his fellow physicians and the public,
filling many positions of trust and responsibility. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and has, for several
years, held the posit lion of medical examiner for numerous beneficial insurance associations, among which are
the Knights of Honor and the Royal Arcanum.
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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