Biography of Charles W. Bourne
Erie County, NY Biographies


Bourne, Charles W., M. D., Hamburg, was born in Pawlet, Vt., August 10, 1838. He was educated in the public schools and Mettawa Academy, and was graduated from Castleton Medical College, June 12, 1860. August 12, 1862, he enlisted in the 11th Vermont Vols. This regiment was, on orders from the war department, recruited 1,800 strong as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery. He was promoted from private to hospital steward and soon after to assistant surgeon of the regiment, and was honorably discharged June 24. 1865, returning to his native place. Soon after he came to Erie county and to Hamburg March 16, 1882, where he has practiced since with marked success. September 11, 1865, he married Martha S. Wheelock of Hamburg, N. Y., and they have three children: Bentley S., Bertha M. and Charles L. Bentley S. married Helen Newton of Hamburg, and they have one son, Thomas L. Bentley S. is a practicing physician with his father. Bertha M. married George D. Potter of Hamburg. Dr. Bourne is a member of Erie County Medical Society and of the State Medical Society. Bentley S. is a member of the Erie Medical Society. Dr. Bourne's father, Nehemiah W. Bourne, was born at Attleboro, Mass., May 80, 1808; he married twice, first to Jane A. Bentley, and they had one son, Charles W., as above. Mrs. Bourne died November 18. 1888, and for his second wife he married Lydia Winchester, and they had one daughter, Agnes C. Mr. Bourne died November 20, 1873, and his widow May 26, 1896. Dr. Bourne is a member of N. 3. Swift Post No. 440, G. A. R., Dept. of New York, and is its past commander and surgeon, and is a member of Encampment No. 97, U. V. L.

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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