Biography of Dr. Mathew H. Burton
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Burton, Mathew H., M. D., was born in Albany March 17, 1833. He studied medicine in the office of his father, C. V. W. Burton, and with Dr. Leonard, and was graduated from the Albany Medical College in 1853. He then came to Troy and located with the Sisters in the old Troy Hospital on Washington street; afterwards was one of the medical staff and one of the surgeons to that institution, where he remained until 1858. He then opened an office on the corner of Third and Congress streets for general practice. He was elected coroner of Rensselaer county and was health officer of Troy for sixteen years; he was attending physician at the Marshall Infirmary, the Troy Hospital, the St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, St. Joseph's Provincial Seminary, and Troy Orphan Asylum. He was a volunteer surgeon during the war, serving on General Carr's staff. He was sent to Berlin, Germany, in 1892 as a delegate from the New York State Medical Society: he belonged to allthe medical societies. He was a member of King Solomon's Lodge, F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter and Commandery, and was a thirty second degree Mason. He was also a member of the Troy Citizens Corps. He died in Bay Shore, L. I., at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. Ives Plumb, April 28, 1895. He was a member of St. Paul's church of Troy.

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


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