Biography of Harley L. Atwood
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Atwood, Harley L., Collins, p. o. Collins Center, was born in Danby, Vt., June 25, 1847. His father, Harley, was a native of Scituate, R. I., and was engaged as shipping master in Providence, R. I., which business he followed through life and died in 1858. His mother was Amelia Chace, daughter of Ephram Chace, who was engaged in the African coast trade from Providence, R. I. After the father's death the family came to Collins in 1859, and H. L. Atwood was educated at the Springyule Academy and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Buffalo in 1872. He practiced two years in the Erie County Penitentiary and one year was post mortem examiner in Buffalo. In 1878 he came to Collins Center and established his present practice. In 1881 he married Gertrude, daughter of Alexander W. Popple, of Dunkirk, N. Y. Dr. Atwood is a member of the Board of Pension Examiners, a member of the New York State Association, Erie County Medical Society and Lake Erie Medical Society.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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