Biography of Dr. Elgin Roscoe McCreary


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McCreary, Elgin Roscoe, M. D., was born April 29, 1867, and is the only son of Warren MeCreary, who was also a student of medicine, now engaged in the oil business at Butler, Pa. Elgin R. was educated at the Pennsylvania State Normal School at Millersville, and at Allegheny College at Meadville, Pa. At the age of twenty he began the study of medicine at Olean and the following year entered the University of Buffalo, from which he was graduated March 24, 1891. He was assistant surgeon of Fitch Accident Hospital in Buffalo while a student, and began the practice of his profession May 8, 1891, with Dr. A. B. Stevens of Watertown. From January 1, 1892, to August 1, 1894, he practiced alone, and on that date formed a partnership with Dr. Stevens which still exists. He was two years city physician and is a member of the Royal Arcanum, of the Jefferson Medical Society and City Medical Society of Watertown. June 22, 1892, he married Bertha Strong of Olean, and they have one daughter, Helen Howard McCreary.

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