C. R. Hervey, M. D. - Among the men who have won success in the North Country, Dr. Hervey has won a prominent
place as a physician and surgeon, having been engaged in the practice of medicine at Oswego since 1902. He is a
member of the Board of Managers of the Oswego Tuberculosis Sanitarium, and District State Health Officer, being
in official charge of public health in Jefferson, Oswego, Cayuga and Wayne counties. He was born at Mount Vernon,
Ohio, Aug. 14, 1867, the son of Rev. D. B. and Mary Elizabeth (Reeder) Hervey.
Henry Hervey, great grandfather of Dr. Hervey, came to America from County Down, Ireland, in 1770, and located
in Virginia. The farm on which he was born in Ireland is still in possession of the Hervey family. His son, Rev.
Henry Hervey, was a minister of the Presbyterian Church and founder of the Martinsburg Academy, in Ohio. He also
took a prominent part in the establishment of Wooster College. Rev. D. B. Hervey, who was born at Martinsburg,
Ohio, died in 1901, and is buried at Newark, Ohio. Most of his life was spent in Ohio as a Presbyterian minister,
and he also was president of the Granville Female College for 15 years. His wife, a native of Newark, died in 1925.
Their children were: 1. W. L., lives in New York City, was for five years president of Teachers' College, of Columbia
University. 2. Henry D., retired, served as superintendent of schools at Auburn, N. Y., and as superintendent of
schools at Little Falls, N. Y. 3. C. R., the subject of this sketch. 4. Mary B., a teacher at Wadley High School,
New York City. 5. Dr. George E., dentist, who died in New York City in 1928.
After attending the public schools of Granville, Ohio, C. R. Hervey entered Denison University. He later became
a student at the University of Michigan, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1893. He served
as interne at Metropolitan Hospital, New York City, and was afterward located in general practice at Perry, N.
Y., until 1901, when he commenced his present practice in Oswego. He has served as district state health officer
since 1916, and is a Fellow in the American Public Health Association. He also holds membership in the Oswego County
Medical Society, New York State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Hervey was married in 1900 to Miss Adah Ward, of Perry, N. Y., the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Scout)
Ward, natives of New York and Michigan, respectively. Both are deceased.
Dr. Hervey is a member of the Kiwanis Club and belongs to Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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