Biography of Dr. Walter E. Deuel
Madison County, NY Biographies





Deuel, Walter Estus, M.D., p. o. Chittenango, a popular and successful specialist at Chittenango, was born at Galen, near Clyde, N. Y., in 1852, son of Walter Deuel. a farmer at that place. The family is of French origin and the family name was spelled in the original, De Volle. The first American ancestor of Doctor Deuel was a Huguenot missionary, who found a fertile field for his redeeming labors in Connecticut about 1620. Doctor Deuel's boyhood was spent in Clyde. N. Y. In 1861, when his father went to the front with the Union army as one of the famous old "Ninth Heavy Artillery," where he served until the war closed, he lived with his mother's peop]e at Frankfort, N. Y., and then attended Whitestown seminary several years. Four years were then spent assisting his father at Frankfort, in the retail hardware trade. In 1872 he began the study of medicine at Ilion, N. Y., thence went to the New York Homeopathic College, graduating from the latter institution in 1876. Since graduation the Doctor has taken several post graduate courses, beside special personal research,graduating from the New York Ophthalmic Hospital in 1877. In that year he opened an office at Chittenango, where his success has been marked. He retains membership in the American Institute of Homeopathy; the National Electro Therapeutical Society, beside the various and several State and county societies. Dr. Deuel married, first in 1878, Alice Hager of Watertown, N. Y. who is deceased, and in 1885 he married Frances Bettinger of Chittenango. He has four sons and one daughter, the eldest son, W. Estus Deuel, jr., now nineteen years of age, and a student at the Yates institute, contemplates the study of the healing art. In 1896 Dr. Deuel attended the International Homeopathic Congress at London, Eng., to which he was a delegate.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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