Biography of Floyd S. Crego


Crego, Floyd S., M. D., Buffalo, was born in Tompkins county, N. Y., February 24, 1856. He is a son of Russell Crego and Avaline Marsters, his wife, who descended from John Marsters, a Revolutionary hero who came to this country with the Marquis de Lafayette in 1776, served in the war and settled in New Haven, Conu. He is ninth of the line of Nathan Crego, the progenitor of most of the name in America, who came from Holland in 1627, and settled in New Amsterdam (now New York). The family were prominent in the Indian wars and in the Revolution. Dr. Crego was educated at the Boy's Academy in Albany, subsequently taking a two years' course at the Chickering Classical School in Cincinnati. He was graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1879, receiving the degree of M. D.; he also took special courses in nervous and mental diseases at the University of Heidelberg, spending three years in Europe in study. In 1881 he came to Buffalo and was appointed physician to the Buffalo State Hospital; he resigned in 1885 to engage in private practice, also taking charge of the Providence Retreat, of which he is still chief of staff. He has contributed articles to various medical journals, some of which have attracted much attention, notably those on epilepsy and nervous diseases, and was a member of the council of the section on nervous diseases of the medical congress held in Washington in 1887; is professor of insanity and diseases of the brain and instructor in nervous diseases in the University of Buffalo, medical department. He is attend ing physician to the nervous department of the Erie County Hospital and secretary of the executive board of the medical staff, and a member of the Erie County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society, the Buffalo Academy of Medicine, the Buffalo Medical Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the lodge of Ancient Landmarks, No. 441, F. & A. M., also of the Commandery and the Shrine. He has served for many yeats in various departments of the National Guard and at present is surgeon of the 4th Brigade with the rank of major. In May, 1885, he married Catharine W., daughter of Henry Childs of Buffalo, and they have three children; Floyd H., Richard C. and George S.

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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