Biography of Dr. F. L. Santway
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Santway, F. L., M. D., was born in Canton, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., December 2, 1856, a son of John and Marion (La Fave) Santway. John was born near Montreal and his wife at the same place. In 1835 they came to Canton, and in 1857 to Russell, where he died December 29, 1887, aged eighty years; his wife in May, 1888, aged seventy-four years. They raised a family of ten children, of whom Dr. Santway was the youngest. Dr. Santway was educated in the common schools of Russell and attended the academy at Canton and the St. Lawrence University. He followed teaching in winter and attended school fall and spring. In 1876 he began the study of medicine with Dr. Sanford Hoag of Canton, and attended lectures in the New York Homoeopathic Medical College, and at Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago, graduating from Hahn emann Medical College in 1879. He immediately located in Theresa for practice, where he has ever since been and has met with remarkable success. He is a member of Jefferson County Homoeopathic Medical Society and New York State Homoeopathic Medical Society. February 16, 1881, he married Mary A. Bearup of Theresa, N. Y. Dr. Santway is interested in real estate, owning 300 acres in Oswego, 250 in Jefferson and 200 in St. Lawrence counties, all under cultivation; has a $10,000 interest in Mandan City property, $5,000 in Syracuse, N. Y., also property in Pueblo, Col., and in Philadelphia, N. Y. He owns a portion of Commercial Block and a fine residence built in 1890, also several residences and vacant lots in the village. He is a charter member of Theresa Tent No. 493, K. O. T. M., and of the Patrons of Husbandry No. 660. He attends and supports the M. E. church, of which he is a member. Dr. Santway has had thirteen students in his office, ten of whom have graduated and are now practicing physicians. Dr. Santway was the only homoeopathic physician on the Utica and Black River Railroad line between Watertown and Ogdensburg for several years. He is a Republican but not an aspirant to office. He is to day one of the wealthiest men of Theresa.

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