Biography of Addison Wight Goodale


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Goodale, Addison Wight, was born in the town of Fowler, St. Lawrence county, August 17, 1831, and was educated in the district Schools and Gouverneur Seminary (now Ives Seminary). In 1855 he began the study of medicine with Dr. Ira H. Abel of Antwerp, and attended lectures at the Albany Medical College from 1855 to 1858, from which institution he was graduated June 8, 1858. He began the practice of his profession in South Rutland, in August of the same year, where he remained until April 1, 1803, when he enlisted in the 10th N. Y. H. A., and was mustered in as assistant surgeon April 13, 1863. He remained with this regiment until the close of service June 23, 1865, when he was mustered out. He returned to South Rutland, where he was engaged in practice until March, 1867, when he returned to Watertown and spent one year in this city, then entered the employ of the Phoenix Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn , as adjuster and superintendent of physicians. He was located in Canandaigua, Syracuse and Hartford until 1884, when he removed to New York city occupying the same position until 1888, when he returned to Watertown where he has since been a resident. The doctor has been a trustee of the Thousand Island Park Association since 1883, and treasurer a number of years, and is now secretary of the association; he is also a director of the Alexandria Steamboat Company, and has been health officer for ten years at Thousand Island Park. August 12, 1858, lie married Helen J. Fowler of Antwerp, and they have two daughters: Miss. A. B. Abernethy of Brooklyn, and Florence L., who resides at home. Dr. Goodale is a member of the G. A. R. and joined the Masonic fraternity in 1863; he is a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society and also of the Union Club. He is a member of the First Presbyterian church, and is president of the Farmers' & Traders' Bank of Kimball, S. Dak.

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