Biography of Dr. A. P. Jackson

Jackson, A. P., M. D., p. o. Oakfield, N. Y. was born in the town of Newstead, Erie county, N. Y., December 22, 1841, a son of William and Mary Ann Jackson. His father was a native of Massachusetts, and through life was engaged in farming and the manufacture of boots and shoes; he was a firm Presbyterian, for many years the leader of the choir, and took an active interest in all church work. Dr. Jackson was educated in the district schools, the Clarence Academy, and in the High School of Buffalo He began the study of medicine in 1858 in the University of Buffalo, N. Y, that sterling old medical school whose renown is overshadowed by no other, and was graduated from the Albany (N. Y.) Medical College on December 23, 1862, the day following his twenty-first birthday. Still ambitious for a deeper knowledge of his chosen profession, he removed to New York city and pursued a course of medicine and surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and also in Bellevue Hospital Medical College. Soon after graduation he settled in the village of Oakfield, N. Y., where he has since resided, successfully pursuing his profession. Having a taste and love for the science of surgery, a few. years ago he took a course in operative surgery under Professors Senn and Murphy, noted surgeons of Chicago, thus specially fitting himself for this important branch of his profession, in which he has been notably successful. Dr. Jackson has been prominently connected with the medical profession since he began practice. He was at one time president of the Genesee County Medical Society, and held the office of coroner for Genesee county for nine years. and again, on April 27, 1899, was appointed to the position by Governor Roosevelt, to fill a vacancy; he is a member of the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Association, and was one of its founders; also a member of the International Association of Railroad Surgeons, the New York Association of Railroad Surgeons, and is now, and has been since its inception, surgeon to the western division of the West Shore Railroad, and is health officer of both the corporation and town of Oakfield. He is a member of the Episcopal Church and a member of the Masonic order, being a Knight Templar. Dr. Jackson is popular in the medical profession, popular in social and business circles, and is regarded highly by all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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