Biography of Dr. Alban E. Munson
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ALBAN ELLIOTT MUNSON, M. D. - Among the successful men of the medical profession in The Bronx is Dr. Alban Elliott Munson, whose offices are located at No. 2387 Davidson Avenue. Dr. Munson is a graduate of the New York University and of the New York Medical School, and has been engaged in general and surgical practice for more than a quarter of a century.

Dr. Alban Elliott Munson was born in Palisades, Rockland County, New York, April 28, 1874, son of Abram G. and Annie Jane (Woolsey) Munson, of Rockland County, New York. On the paternal side he is related to De Crasto, who was the first police captain of New York City, and to the Munsons who were comb manufacturers of New York City, also to the member of the Cheeseman family who was military aide to General Wolfe in the French and Indian War. A watch which belonged to the last named ancestor is now owned by Dr. Munson. Abram G. Munson, father of Dr. Munson, was a wheelwright by trade, and was a veteran of the Civil War.

Dr. Munson attended the public schools of his birthplace, and then continued his studies in the Rockland County College, at Nyack, New York. He then matriculated in New York University, from which he was graduated with the class of 1896. He was now ready for his professional training for which he entered the New York Medical School, graduating in 1899. After serving an interneship of two years in the City Hospital, he engaged in general practice, specializing in surgery. He has been located at The Bronx now for many years, and is well known in this section of the city as a skilled physician and surgeon, and as a public spirited citizen. He is a member of the board of directors of the Union Hospital, and of St. Joseph's Hospital at Yonkers, and is surgeon for the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. His offices are located at No 2387 Davidson Avenue, where his home. also is located, and there he takes care of a very large number of patients. During the World War he was examining physician on Draft Board No. 21, of The Bronx, and he is always ready to forward in any possible way the general welfare of the community in which he resides. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Dr. Munson is a member of the hoard of directors of the Yorkville National Banks, and was formerly identified with the Fordham National Bank. He is a member of The Bronx County Medical Society, The North Bronx Medical Society, the City Hospital Alumni Society, The New York State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. Fraternally, he is identified with Beta Theta Phi and Omega Phi Epsilon college fraternities. He is also a member of Marion Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Ivy Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Constantine Commandery, Knights Templar; of the Consistory; and of Mecca Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; also of Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. During his college year Dr. Munson was much interested in athletics, played on the first New York University football team, was their foremost runner, and was a member of the University LaCrosse team which won the national and international championships in the years 1894-95-96. He was also censor of his college class. His religious affiliation is with the Presbyterian church.

Dr. Alban Elliott Munson was married, in Maine, to Annie McCloud. Mrs. Munson is a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Union Hospital, and has a host of friends in this section of the city. Dr. and Mrs. Munson are the parents of one son, Alban Elliott, Jr.

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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