Biography of Dr. Charles S. Pugsley





Pugsley, Dr. Charles S., p. o. Oakfield, N. Y., was born in Erie county, N. Y, February 4, 1844. His father, Smith Pugsley, was a native of Poughkeepsie and came to Genesee county in 1825, where he engaged in farming and civil engineering. He married Elizabeth V. Peterson, and died in 1878. Dr. Pugsley was educated in the common schools and at Clarence and Williamsville Academies. He began the study of medicine with Dr. Kittenger in 1867, and from 1809 to 1870 was in the Erie county poor and insane asylum as house physician. February 22, 1870. he was graduated from the Medical University at Buffalo and began his practice at Ransomville, Niagara county, March 27, 1870, forming a co-partnership with Dr. John Dutton of Clarendon, Orleans county, which partnership continued until the death of Dr. Dutton, on August 9, 1871. In 1878 Dr. Pugsley came to Oakfield and in December, 1881, bought the drug business and real estate of J. J. Stedman. December 8, 1874, Dr. Pugsley married Cora E., daughter of H. C. Martin; they have three children. Dr. Pugsley is one of the successful physicians of Oakfleld and has served several years as coroner of the county; he has also been president of the village and of the board of education, and in 1886 was elected a curator of the Buffalo Medical University. The doctor belongs to the Masonic order, also a subordinate lodge of Odd Fellows, in both of which he stands high. Dr. Pugsley has done much to assist in improving and upbuilding the village of Oakfield.



Source:
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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