Biography of Dr. Edward H. Ballou


Ballou, Edward H., M. D., West Seneca, p. o. Gardenville, was born in Wyoming county, N. Y., August 23, 1853, a son of Rev. John M. and Jane (Bissell) Ballou, he a native of Massachusetts and she of Vermont, and married at Madrid, N. Y. He was a graduate of the Auburn Theological Seminary, and died in Clarence, N. Y., in 1883; his widow survives at the age of eighty-two years. Dr. Ballon was educated at Parker Institute in Clarence, with which institution his father was prominently identified for many years; then studied medicine with Dr. Henry Lapp of Clarence, attended the Cincinnati Medical College, and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Buffalo in 1878. He immediately began practice in Gardenville, where he has since remained, excepting one year in Wyoming county, and has been very successful. He is a member of the Medical Society of Erie County and the Alumni Association of the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo, treasurer of the Buffalo, Gardenville and Ebenezer Railroad Company, a director in the West Seneca Mutual Fire Insurance Company; a member of Cazenovia Lodge, I. O. O. F., and South Buffalo Lodge, A. O. U. W. He was the senior physician of West Seneca, and organized its first Board of Health, and was health officer, excepting one year, for fifteen years. Dr. Ballou has always been identified with the Republican party. He has taken great interest in educational matters. May 20, 1880, he married Bertha M. Hafner of Gardenville; they have three children: Clara E., Edward J. and Bertha L. The family are Protestants.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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