Although one of the younger representatives of the medical fraternity in Utica, Dr. Franklin Higby Church
has won recognition that many an older physician might well envy and what he has already accomplished gives assurance
of still greater success. He was born December 6, 1880, at Lyon Falls, Lewis county, New York. The family originally
came from Brattleboro, Vermont, but the father, Artemus Maynard Church, was also a native of Lyon Falls. He married
Jessie Van Wie, of Cayuga county, New York, and about seventy five years ago removed to Boonville, Oneida county,
where he engaged in business as a taxidermist.
Dr. Church, spending the days of his youth in his parents' home, pursued his education in the public schools of
Boonville until he had graduated from the high school, when he was given the benefit of more advanced instruction
in Hamilton College, of which he is now numbered among the alumni of 1902. His professional training was received
in the Johns Hopkins University Medical School at Baltimore, Maryland, where he completed his course in 1906. He
afterward spent a year as interne or resident physician in the Utica General Hospital and then opened an office
in this city, in 1907, for general practice His work is constantly proving his worth. He is extremely careful in
the diagnosis of a ease and his judgment is seldom at fault. He continuously reads and studies to broaden his knowledge
and keeps in touch with the advanced thought of the profession, and thus he is promoting his own usefulness and
rendering his services of greater value to mankind. At the present writing he is deputy health officer of Utica
and belongs to the Oneida County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
On the 27th of November, 1908, Dr. Chureh was married to Miss Grace Theresa McGuire, a daughter of the late Philip
and Mary McGuire, of Forestport, Oneida county. They are prominent socially, having made many warm friends in Utica.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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