Biography of Edward S. Willard, M.D.
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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Willard, Edward S., M. D., was born at Fairfield, Herkimer county, N. Y., September 3, 1853, and was educated at Fairfield Academy and Dansville Seminary. He began the study of medicine in 1876 with his brother, Dr. Isaac N. Willard, and was in attendance on lectures at Albany Medical College during 1878, 1879 and 1880, graduating from there March 3, 1880. He practiced for two years and three months in Adams, six years and a half at Fairfield, and for the past eight years has been located in Watertown, N. Y. Previous to, and during lectures, he was engaged in teaching school. Dr. Willard held the office of coroner three years in Herkimer county, and served as health officer while in Adams and Fairfield. Dr. Willard comes from a family of physicians, having three uncles, two cousins and a brother who have been or are engaged in the practice of medicine. He is the youngest son of Charles W. Willard, late of Fairfield, Rerkimer county, N. Y., and grandson of Col. Charles Willard who was doing service at Sacket Harbor when peace was declared in the war of 1812. The family are of colonial stock, tracing their descent from Major Simon Willard who came to this country from England in 1634, and was one of the founders of Concord, N. H., and for thirty-five years a member of the General Assembly of the colony.

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