Biography of Dr. John W. Hedden
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Hedden, John W., M.D., was born in Schuyler County, N. Y., October 22, 1846. His literary education was acquired at the graded schools of Watkins and the old Masonic College (now obsolete) of Havana. He began the study of medicine with Dr. M. Skinner at Watkins, and was graduated in the class or 1875 from the Cincinnati College of Physicians and Surgeons, taking a post graduate course at the same institution a few years later. Immediately on leaving college he hung out his shingle in his nat.ive county and there for nine years enjoyed a lucrative practice. In 1884 he removed to Corning and from there came to Elmira in April, 1890, as manager of the Chemung Valley Medical and Surgical Institute. Severing his connection with the institution he, in December, 1890, formed a business association with Dr. J. A. Westlake (q. v.) and founded their present Private Medical and Surgical Hospital in Elmira. The doctor is a member of the Schuyler County Medical Association, the Chemung County Medical Association, the Elmira Academy of Medicine, the Masonic fraternity, the I. O. O. F. Encampment, etc., and is president of the National Homestead Company of New York city. He was married, at Dey's Landing, N. Y., in 1875, to Miss Aizada, daughter of the late well known inventor, Elias Hungerford. They have one son.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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