Biography of Dr. Francis M. Rich


Rich, Francis M., M. D., Buffalo, was born in Dayton, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., January 17, 1845, a son of James M. and Matilda (Johnson) Rich. He attended the district schools and later received an academic course at Forestville Academy. At the age of nineteen he began teaching school, which he followed but a short time when he took up the study of medicine with Dr. C. C. Johnson of Gowanda. February 15, 1872, he was graduated from the Eclectic Medical College of New York, and after practicing twelve years in Chautauqua county, spent one year in Philadelphia and New York as a student in the colleges and hospitals. On March 9, 1885. he was graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York. He then came to Buffalo where he settled down to the practice of his profession and where he has resided ever since, having built up a large and lucrative practice. He is pleasantly located at No. 284 Richmond avenue, where he erected a fine residence. He is a member of the Erie County Medical Society and of the Masonic fraternity. In 1872 he married Ellen B. Johnson of Perrysburg, Cattaraugus county, N. Y.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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