Biography of Stephen S. Green


Green, Stephen S., M. D., Buffalo, is a son of Stephen and Ludia (Chase) Green, and the brother of Dr. Joseph C. Green of Buffalo, in connection with whose sketch in this volume appears a brief family genealogy. Dr. Green was born at Starksboro, Vt., January 6, 1889, attended the local district schools and the academies at Bristol and Barre in his native State, and spent two years as a student at the Nine Partners Friends College in Washington, Dutchess county, N. Y. He also taught school two years and then began the study of medicine, entering the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. One year later he entered the medical department of the University of New York, from which he was graduated with high honors, receiving the degree of M. D. Passing an examination before the naval board of medical examiners he was appointed assistant surgeon in the U. S. Navy, and soon afterward was ordered from the Brooklyn navy yard to New Orleans, where Admiral Farragut appointed him to the U. S. steamer Arizona of the Gulf Squadron. A year later he became examining surgeon to examine men transferred from the army to the navy at New Orleans. where he was taken sick with yellow fever. At the close of the war he began active practice at Lagrangeville, N. Y., and in 1875 removed to Buffalo where he has since resided. Previous to coming to Buffalo he was surgeon on the steamer Charles H. Marshall between New York and Liverpool and on the Alaska between Panama and San Francisco. Dr. Green was for six years district physician to the Board of Health of Buffalo. He is a member of the Erie County Medical Society, the New York State and American Medical Associations, the International Medical Congress, the A. 0. U. W., the G. A. R., and the Acacia Club, and a prominent thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. In 1888-89 he made a tour of the world. In 1866 Dr. Green married Charlotte S.. daughter of John C. Cornell, a manufacturer of Gaysville, Vt., and their children are Wallace C., Mortimer T., Evalena (wife of Barkley G. Mering), and Gertrude 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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