Biography of Dr. Charles W. Hamm
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Hamm, Charles Webster, M. D., was born in the town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer county, April 19, 1869. He is a son of Henry Hamm, who is a native of Saratoga county, born in August, 1815; he was one of two sons and one daughter, born to John Henry; he is a mason by trade and while a young man he spent some time in Florida and other parts of the South; the greater portion of hislife has been spent in the town of North Greenbush; for a number of years he has devoted his attention to gardening; his wife was Mary A. Miller; to them were born thirteen children, of whom five sons and two daughters are now living. Dr. Charles Webster's early education was in the common district schools and later he attended the Troy Academy, from there he went to Lansingburgh Academy, and began the study of medicine when eighteen years of age under Dr. M. A. Wheeler, then of Albia, with whom he registered. He later entered the Albany Medical College and was graduated from that institution with the class of 1893. While attending college he was the historian of his class. His first practice of his profession for himself was in the city of Troy, the same year he was graduated. In January, 1894, he removed to the village of Poestenkill and entered the office of Dr. Hull as a partner, which partnership terminated eleven months later with the death of the latter. He then had the entire practice to attend to, which he not only retained but increased. He enjoys an extensive practice in his own and four other adjoining towns, and yet retains some of his Troy practice. Dr. Hamm is a member of the Medical Society of the County of Rensselaer, and the Troy City and Vicinity Society. He is a member of the order of Odd Fellows, Poestenkill Lodge No. 704; he is also a medical examiner for several insurance companies. June 6, 1894, he married Miss Ella L. De Freest; she was born in Greenbush and is a daughter of Edwin and Louisa (Bass) De Freest; they have one child, Herbert De Freest.

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


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