Biography of Clayton M. Daniels


Daniels, Clayton, M., M. D., Buffalo, son of Westell S. and Laura A. (Randall) Daniels, was born in Panama, Chautauqua county, N. Y., April 2, 1854. His preliminary education was obtained in the district schools of his native village and at the Jamestown Union School. Having determined to study medicine he entered the medical department of the University of Buffalo, and was graduated in 1880, subsequently taking a special course at Bellevue Hospital and the University of New York. He located in Buffalo and after practicing ten years went to Europe and studied in London, Paris, Berlin and Vienna, and also visiting hospitals in other European cities for instruction. In 1890 he returned to Buffalo to specialize in surgery and gynaecology, which practice he still continues. Dr. Daniels was the first president of the Association of Erie Railroad Surgeons and in 1895 was made first vice-president of the American Academy of Railway Surgeons. He is chief surgeon of the entire Erie and W. N. Y. & P. Railroad systems and local surgeon for the New York, Chicago and St. Louis, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh and the Buffalo Creek Railroads. He is a member of the American Microscopical Association, the National Association of Railway Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Association and the Erie County Medical Society. He is also chief surgeon to the Emergency Hospital and hospital surgeon to the Buffalo Hospital, Sisters of Charity. For several years he was professor of anatomy and clinical sutgery at Niagara University. In April, 1875, he married Elva T. Ellis, daughter of Amos and Sarah M. Ellis of Clayton, Jefferson county, N. Y.

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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