Biography of Dr. Adelbert A. Getman


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Getman, Adelbert A., M. D., is a native of Chaumont, and was born December11, 1851. His father was Christopher Getman and his mother was Mercy A. Berdgett. The early youth of Dr. Getman was passed in his native village, where he attended the public schools, passing through them successively towards the attainment of a higher education, which he received at Carthage and Watertown. After completing his studies he taught school for a short time and took up the study of medicine in the office of Dr. H. W. Jewett, of Chaumont, afterward graduating from the Albany Medical College, when he took up the practice of his profession at home, where he remained until 1874, and then took a special course in the. University of New York. In 1879 he married Emma Ryder, daughter of Ellis Ryder, of Chaumont, and they have one daughter, Minnie, who resides at home In politics Dr. Getman affiliates with the Democratic party, and has been the recipient of political honors at his party's disposal. He was supervisor of the town of Lytne in 1877 and 1878. He is a Mason and holds membership in Chaumont Lodge No. 172. Dr. Getman is a gen tieman possessing an uncommonly fine personal figure and commanding appearance, is a fine conversationalist and possesses those qualifications happily combined which go to make up the successful physician. He is a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society, and enjoys an extensive and lucrative practice throughout the county.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898