Biography of Dr. George Elwin Sylvester
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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Sylvester, George Elwin, M. D., was born in the town of Clayton, N, Y., September 5, 1864. His early education was obtained in the common schools of Clayton and the Adams Collegiate Institute of Adams, N. Y. He studied medicine in the office of Drs. H. G. P. & J. D. Spencer, of Watertown, N. Y., and completed his medical education in the University of Michigan and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, from which he was graduated March 11, 1889. He was for a time assistant physician in the Outdoor Poor Department of Bellevue Hospital, but gave it up for his present location in private practice. He is a member of Bethany Lodge, F. and A. M., of Black River, N. Y., serving in the capacity of treasurer; also member of Watertown Chapter No. 59, R. A. M.; member of Jefferson County Medical Society, member of the Board of Education of Black River Union Free School. On September 4, 1889, he married Minnie E. Vincent, daughter of Marcellus Vincent of Clayton. He has three children: Bula A., Nettie G. and W. Boyd Sylvester. He has an extensive practice over several townships, and enjoys the confidence of the community and of his patients. Dr. Sylvester's ancestors came to this country in 130 from England, landing in Massachusetts.

 

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