Biography of Dr. Howard J. Teller
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Dr. Howard J. Teller, whose office is at No. 220, North Washington street, Rome, has engaged in general practice for thirteen years and having made thorough preparation for his work, has met with a gratifying measure of success. He is today one of the prominent physicians of Oneida county. Born at Whitesboro, October 31, 1877, he is a son of Marshall Albert and Elizabeth Teller, the former of whom was born at Steuben and the latter at Camden, in this county. The father died when the subject of this review was two years old and the mother has also been deceased for many years.

After receiving his early education in the public schools of Whitesboro. Howard J. Teller became a student of Fairfield Seminary, in Herkimer county, where he prepared for college. Matriculating in the medical department of the University of Maryland, at Baltimore, he pursued the regular course and was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1898. He then came to Rome, began a general practice and has continued without interruption to the present time. He is a member of the staff of Rome Hospital, being now secretary of the staff. He takes an active interest in all measures for advancing the eficiency of the profession and is a valued member of the Oneida County Medical Society and the New York State Medical Society.

On the 6th of January, 1904, Dr. Teller was married at Rome to Miss Anna Prince, a daughter of Willard H. and Esther (Wiggins) Prince, of this city. They have one child, Howard Prince. Mrs. Teller is a direct descendant on both sides from the Waldo and Prince families that were well known at t.he time of the Revolutionary war. The Wiggins family was formerly very wealthy and owned nearly the entire village of Saratoga.

Dr. Teller has been a lifelong student and has been indefatigable in research as to the cause and cure of disease. He keeps thoroughly informed concerning the advances in medicine and surgery and as he possesses cool judgment and powers of discrimination, is often called in consultation by his medical brethren. Although not a partisan in politics, he takes special interest in good government and is now serving as a member of the board of aldermen from the sixth ward. He is prominent in the Masonic order, being a member of Roman Lodge, No. 223, F. & A. M., the chapter, the commandery and Ziyara Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He also holds membership in the Royal Arcanum, in the Masonic Club and the Rome Club.

From:
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
Chicago 1912


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