Biography of Dr. William E. Richardson


PROMINENT among the professional men of Genesee county who have attained distinction was the late Dr. William E. Richardson, for many years a successful practitioner of dentistry in Batavia. Dr. Richardson was born on February 8, 1858, at Pinckney, Michigan He was a son of the Rev. Chester C. Richardson, a clergyman in the Universalist church, who preached in several different pastorates in western New York with great acceptance. Rev. Mr. Richardsn's wife was Ann E. Rabell.

The early life of Dr. Richardson was passed in Michigan and in western New York and Pennsylvania. He took a thorough course of study in dentistry with Dr. Stillson, of Tidioute, Pa., and with Dr. Whitcomb, in Buffalo, becoming a very skillful operator. With unusual natural mechanical aptitude and passionate devotion to his profession, he was able excel in his work and to give uniform satisfaction to his patients. He made the instruments with which he did his first work and in operative dentistry was exceptionally skillful. He began practice in Bradford, Pa., but settled permanently in Batavia in 1880, where he soon acquired a large practice and surrounded himself with many staunch friends. While he was possessed of a genial temperament and other traits that might have given him extended social popularity, his close and unremitting devotion to his business kept him to a great extent within his home circle; but wherever he was known he gained the respect and esteem of those with whom he came in contact.

On January 17, 1878, Dr. Richardson married Hattie Moulton, of Alexander, Genesee county. Three children were born to them: Elbridge M., a student in the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; Edith M. and William C.

The death of Dr. Richardson took place on the 5th of December, 1897.

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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