Biography of Dr. William M. Fleischman
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DR. WILLIAM MARSTERS FLEISCHMAN - Widely known as one of the most expert veterinary surgeons in New York City, Dr. William Marsters Fleischman has recently completed thirty two years of continuous practice on the same spot, on a part of the old Fleischman Estate in The Bronx. He is a son of Philip and Hannah Matilda (Titus) Fleischman, the father having been for many years the proprietor of a shop on Fulton Street, Manhattan, where weighing scales were made.

William Marsters Fleischman was born August 23, 1872, on the old Fleischman Estate on East Tremont Avenue and Williamsbridge Road in The Bronx, New York, where he still maintains his offices and stables. As a boy he attended old. Public School No. 1, in Westchester Village, now East Bronx, and later became a student at New York University Preparatory School. Later he entered the New York College of Veterinary Surgeons, graduating in the class of 1894 with the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science, and that same year began to practice. In his thirty three years of experience in this field Dr. Fleischman has won for himself an enviable reputation. He has been in charge of the Police Department horses in Westchester District for over twenty years. He takes an active interest in all that pertains to the welfare of The Bronx, both in its material and civic progress, and recently built the largest and finest business block in this section, fronting Westchester Square on East Tremont Avenue. Dr. Fleischman is a member of the Veterinary Association; also a member of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, and fraternally is affiliated with Wyoming Lodge, No. 492, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he is one of the trustees; also president of the Wyoming Holding Corporation, which corporation is about to build a new Temple in Westchester. He is a Past Regent and a Grand Committeeman of Royal Arcanum, Freewill Council No. 1487. In addition he is an active member of the Franklin Athletic Club of The Bronx and president of the Men's Club of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Dr. Fleischman married, on April 12, 1899, in St. Peter's Church, with Rev. Frank M. Clendenin officiating, Jessie M. Raynor, daughter of Nathan M. Raynor, born in Greenpoint, Long Island, and Louise (Tuthill) Raynor, born in Cutchogue, Long Island. Dr. and Mrs. Fleischman have four children: 1. Vera Beatrice, born January 30, 1900; married Clinton Fiske Clarke. 2. Ralph Edward, born September 2, 1902. 3. Dorothy Raynor, born July 24, 1904. 4. William Marsters, Jr., born June 6, 1911.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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