There is little doubt that if a consensus of opinion of the people of Utica could be secured it would declare
Dr. Earle Appleton Gayde to be one of the popular physicians of the city. This opinion he has earned by
years of conscientious and wisely applied effort. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born March 21,
1869, a son of George Lacy and Sarah (Brooke) Gayde, the latter of whom was born in Philadelphia. The father was
a well known artist who maintained a studio at Cheltenham, a suburb of the Quaker City. He died in 1876, his wife
being called away five years later.
Left an orphan in his boyhood, Earle Appleton Gayde received his preliminary education at Girard College, graduating
in 1885. He then took a general course of instruction after which he entered the New York Homeopathic Medical College
and Flower Hospital, graduating with the degree of M. D. in 1898. He spent one year as interne in the Hahnemann
Hospital, New York, and after leaving that institution engaged in general practice for seven years in Utica. In
1905 he went to New York city and took a special course in children 's diseases in the hospitals, since which time
he has devoted his attention to that branch. He is a member of the staff of the Homeopathic Hospital and visiting
physician to the House of the Good Shepherd Orphan Asylum. He has also served for two years as medical inspector.
Professionally he holds membership in the New York Homeopathic Society, the Central New York Medico Chirurgical
Society and the Utica Homeopathic Medical Club. A man of remarkable energy, he has spared no pains in taking advantage
of every possible opportunity in promoting his efficiency and as a result has a large and lucrative clientage.
In 1900 Dr. Gayde was married at Utica to Miss Harriet Clowminzer, a daughter of John and Harriet Clowminzer. Her
father was foreman of a shoe factory in this City and later was connected with the Kellogg Lumber Company. He and
his wife are both deceased. Two children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Gayde, Esther T. and Ruth B.
Politically Dr. Gayde supports the republican party in national elections but in local affairs he is independent,
being a firm believer in the application of up to date business principles in municipal goverment. He is ex president
of the Law and Order Union of the state of New York. Religiously he is identified with the Centenary Methodist
Episcopal church and is chairman of its finance committee and aJso president of the Centenary Men's Club. He is
very active as a Masonic worker and has taken the degrees of the blue lodge. being secretary of Utica Lodge, No.
47, F. & A. M., and of the Utica Nasonic Craftsmen's Club. He has been called upon to bear his full share of
sorrows incident to human existence. In December, 1905, he lost his left leg by an accident and on March 3, 1911,
his beloved wife was called away by death. Bravely has he met the reverses of fortune, sustained by an unfaltering
trust in "A Divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them though we may." A man of unusual energy, tact
and ability, he is recognized as one of the most useful members of the community, and finds his happiness in deeds
of helpful. ness and unselfish labors in behalf of others.
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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