Biography of Dr. Frank Preston
Broome County, NY Biographies





FRANK PRESTON, M. D., of No. 88 Hawley street, Binghamton, New York, is one of the prominent and successful physicians and surgeons of Broome county. For the past twelve years he has practiced his profession in Binghamton, during which time he has taken an active part in medieai and civic affairs.

Dr. Preston is a native of Waltham, Vermont, born June 5, 1872, the son of John and Anne (Hall) Preston. His early schooling was obtained at a district school at Waltham, followed by a year at Beaman Academy at New Haven, Vermont. Later he attended the high school at Vergennes, and after graduating from that institution he became connected with the American Book Company, at New York City.

After graduating from the Medical College of the University of Vermont, in 1903, Dr. Preston practiced his profession in Greene, New York, for seven years before locating in Binghamton. The doctor is still a frequent visitor to Greene, where his friends are legion. After leaving Greene and before locating in Binghamton, he spent some time in New York City doing post graduate work at Bellevue, Mount Sinai and Polyclinic hospitals.

Dr. Preston is a member of the Delta Mu fraternity; a member of the Binghamton Academy of Medicine, of which he was president in 1917 and 1918; a member of the American Medical Association and of the Broome County Medical Society; past president of the Chenango County Medical Society. During his residence in Greene he was elected to the office of coroner of Chenango county for the years 1908 and 1909. For many years he has been a member of Dorchester Lodge, No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons, of Vergennes, Vermont. He is also a member of the Binghamton Club and of the Binghamton Automobile Club. During the World War, Dr. Preston, in addition to his private practice, took charge of the maiiagement of the Broome County Farm and Hospital, thereby relieving the physician regularly in charge of that institution for ambulance service abroad. Dr. Preston is an ardent Republican, and an enthusiastic sportsman. Hunting and fishing are his hobbies and he enjoys them to the full.

Dr. Preston has been married twice; first, he was married to May Shifferdecker, who died August 12, 1909. By this marriage he had three children: Genevieve, born June 30, 1897, died March 21, 1898; Kenneth Frank, born December 17, 1898; Beatrice Elizabeth, born March 2, 1902. In 1918, Dr. Preston was married to Alice Anna Hopton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Franklin Hopton, one of the prominent families of Binghamton. By the second marriage there are two children: Franklin Hopton, born July 14, 1920; Stuart Hafl, born January 24, 1922. Dr. and Mrs. Preston are members of the First Congregational Church of Binghamton.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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