Biography of Dr. Willis A. Hammond
Madison County, NY Biographies





Hammond, Willis A., M. D., p. o. Madison, was born in Eaton, April 17, 1853, and was the eldest of three children born to Amos and Luna M. (Chase) Hammond. His father was a farmer in modest circumstances and his mother was the author of what is commonly called "Mrs. Hammond's History of Madison County," a work which was a faithful record of the county's annals to the date of publication, but the true genius of which has never been fully appreciated by the reading public until of late. The young life of Willis was spent in Pierceville in the factory during the summer months and attending the district school in winter, until about eighteen years of age, when he attended two terms in the Morrisville Union School. He then taught school three winters, but determining to enter the medical profession he read medicine with his uncle, Dr. D. D. Chase, one year, doing chores during the period to pay for his board. He then went to Auburn and worked for James Roy & Ca, and at the same time continued his medical studies with Dr. Crevelin. He then took a two years course in Columbus (Ohio) Medical College and was graduated in March, 1881. Thus equipped for professional life Dr. Hammond began practice at Summer Hill, Cayuga county, remaining two and one half years, then removed to Paris Hill, Oneida county, where he lived nearly ten years and from whence he came to Madison county in the fall of 1893. Of course Dr. Hammond's practice is general and his ride somewhat extended. On November 12, 1881, Dr. Hammond married Zilpah A. Keyes; three children have been born of this marriage.

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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