Biography of Dr. Mahlon Felter
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Felter, Mahlon, M. D., was born in Eminence, Schoharie county, in 1831. His father, Mathew Felter, was a native of Rensselaerville, Albany county, N. Y., and one of the leading church men of that place. He died in 1872. His mother, Sally Phelps, died in 1894 at the age of ninety four years. He attended the New York Conference Seminary and went from there to Union College from which he was graduated in 1879. In 1857 he became a stndent of Prof. James McNaughton, and at the same time entered the Albany Medical College from which he was graduated in 1859. August 1, 1859, he began the practice of medicine in Troy, since which time he has enjoyed an extensive practice. He received the degree of A. M. from Union in 1860. He is a member of the American Academy of Medicine and belongs to the New York State Medical Society and the Rensselaer County Medical Society, He was city physician of Troy in 1861-1862 and is a member of the American Medical Association. He was married in 1857 to Sarah A. Bingham of Albany, who died in 1872. His son, Edgar M., is superintendent of the Maryland Steel Co. at Baltimore. The doctor for many years has been prominently identified with the Masonic fraternity, having attained the thirty second degree. In politics he has always been a staunch Republican. He is an associate member of Griswold Post No. 338, G. A. R.

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


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