Biography of Dr. George H. Wallace
Oswego County, NY Biographies





George H. Wallace, M. D. - One of the best known physicians and surgeons of Oswego County, where he engaged in the practice of his profession for 20 years, was Doctor Wallace, who died at Minetto on Sept. 17, 1927. He was born at Palermo, Oswego County, in 1884, the son of Willard M. and Ella A. (Scudder) Wallace.

Willard M. Wallace was born at Palermo and is now a resident of Fulton, N Y His wife, born at Palermo, died May 4, 1931, and is buried at Fulton.

The boyhood of George H. Wallace was spent at Palermo, where he received his early education. After his graduation from high school he attended Syracuse University, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at that institution in 1907. He served as an interne in the Auburn City Hospital, and immediately engaged in the private practice of medicine at Minetto. At the time of his death in 1927, Doctor Wallace was recognized as an able man in his profession and had established an excellent practice. He was a tireless worker, ever ready to render professional services in any emergency. Doctor Wallace was a member of the Oswego Academy of Medicine, Oswego County Medical Society, New York State Medical Society, and American Medical Association. He was also a member of the staff of Oswego City Hospital.

On Aug. 20, 1907, Doctor Wallace was united in marriage with Miss Emma S. Butts, of Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Henry and Louisa (Houseman) Butts, natives of Bradford County, Pa., and Germany, respectively. The former died in 1888 and the latter in 1900. They are buried in French Town Cemetery. To Doctor and Mrs. Wallace were born five children: 1. Ella, a graduate of Syracuse University, class of 1930, is a member of the Oswego Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. 2. Helen, a graduate of Oswego State Normal School, class of 1930. 3. Willard, a graduate of Oswego High School, class of 1931. 4. Elizabeth, attends Minetto High School. 5. Robert, a student in the grade schools.

Doctor Wallace was a member of the Community Methodist Church of Minetto, and held membership in Oswego Lodge F. & A. M. No. 127.

From:

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


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