Biography of Dr. Richard W. Bamber
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bamber, Richard W., M. D., Kendall, is a son of Dr. Thomas R Bamber, who settled as a physician in Carlton in May 1862, where he died January 14, 1892. Dr. Barnber, Sr., WaS born in Oneida county in 1817, studied medicine at the old Willoughby Medical College in Ohio, and practiced in that State and in St. Lawrence county, N. Y. He was town clerk of Carlton from 1862 to 1872, and president of the Orleans County Medical Society, of which he was a member and a licenciate. He married, first, Harriet Pratt, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, by whom he had one child, William P., deceased, who served three years in Company E., 151st N. Y. Yols. Dr. Bamber's second wife was Ranaveline M. Ward, and their children were: Benjamin A., of Carlton; Dr. Richard W.; and David W., Mary E. and Edward E.,all deceased. Dr. Richard W. Bamber, born in Sterlingville, N. Y., November 6, 1853, attended the Albion Academy when Oliver Morehouse was the principal, the Brockport Normal School, and Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, and was graduated as M. D. from the medical department of the University of Buffalo. In 1883 he began practice in Carlton, of which he was town clerk one year. In 1885 he was practieing medicine in Dakota, but soon returned to Carlton, and in 1887 located in Kendall village. In the fall of 1887 Dr. Bamber was elected county coroner and served three years. He is a member and has been a censor of the Orleans County Medical Society, was once elected delegate to the State Medical Society, has been three times a delegate to the Central New York Medical Society, and is a member of Social Lodge, No. 713, F. & A. M. February 25, 1886, he married Mary H. Ballon, of Carlton.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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