Biography of Dr. William A. Wardner
Franklin County, NY Biographies

William Allen Wardner, M. D. - During his long and interesting career as a physician and surgeon, Dr. Wardner has occupied a leading position in the medical profession, and is engaged in practice at Saranac Lake. He was born at Brushton, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1873, the son of LeRoy Moses and Mary Jane (Fleming) Wardner.

Dr. LeRoy Moses Wardner, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born at Northfield, Vt., in 1843, and in 1868 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He began his professional career in Northern New York and became established at Brushton. He also practiced at Dickinson Center at the same time, and in 1883 removed to St. Regis Falls, where he conducted a drug business in connection with his professional work. He was thus engaged at the time of his death in 1895. Dr. Wardner was married in 1869 to Miss Mary Jane Fleming, the daughter of Patrick Fleming, a native of Scotland. She died in 1900. Their children were: 1. William Allen, the subject of this sketch. 2. Joseph E., born in 1878, a druggist, lives at St. Regis Falls. 3. A child who died in infancy.

The Wardner family was of German origin, and was first represented in the United States in 1751. Two brothers settled in New Hampshire They served throughout the Revolution and in later life located in Northern Vermont.

William Allen Wardner received his early education in the public schools of Brushton and St. Regis Falls, and following his graduation from high school in 1892 he attended Albany Business College. He then spent two years in the employ of J. and J. Rogers, paper and pulp manufacturers, of Au Sable Falls, N. Y. In 1896 he became a student at Albany Medical College, now a department of Union University, and after receiving his degree in 1899 he established a private practice at St. Regis Falls, to succeed his father, who had died there four years earlier. Dr. Wardner successfully continued in practice at that place for a period of 25 years, and in 1925 located at Saranac Lake, where he specializes in obstetrics.

Dr. Wardner was married on Jan, 29, 1901, to Miss Lena Palmer, the daughter of Rollin and Mary (Bartlet) Palmer, of Troy, N. Y. They have a son, LeRoy Hamilton, born Jan. 19, 1910. He is a graduate of Cornell University, class of 1931, Bachelor of Arts degree, and is now a student in the Medical College at Cornell.

Dr. Wardner has always been a Republican. He is a member of the Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Chamber of Commerce, and Saranac Lake Curling Club. He also holds membership in the Franklin County, New York State and American Medical associations.

Dr. Wardner and his family have a summer camp on Lake Placid His home and office are located at 38 Church Street, Saranac Lake.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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