Biography of Dr. Rufus E. Belding
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Belding, Rufus Elisha, M.D., was born in Minerva, Ohio. His father is Warren A. Belding who was born in Randolph. Ohio, September 5, 1816. He practiced medicine for many years, and then changed his profession to that of a preacher of the gospel. He is now a very prominent divine and has baptized over 10,000 people with his own hands. His mother was Myra E. (Ward) Belding of Randolph, Ohio. She died in November, 1860. Dr. Belding received a common school and academic education, afterwards he attended Hiram College in Ohio, the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College and the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1866. He commenced practice in Syracuse and in 1870 came to Troy, where he has established a large and extensive practice. He belongs to the Central N.Y. Homeopathic Medical Society, the International Rahnnemanian Association, also honorary member of the Albany County Homeopathic Medical Society. He is a member of the Church of Christ and has been chorister of the same for many years. He is a member of the Troy Vocal Society. He makes a specialty of diseases of the eye. He was married to Martha A. Seymour of Meridian, Cayuga county. N. Y., January 6, 1862. He has four sons. The oldest, Warren S., is an electrician in Buffalo. His second son, Paul W., is in the rubber manufacturing business. He has one son in New York city, and one attending school.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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