Biography of James C. Hutchison
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Hutchison, James C., M.D., was born January 18, 1846, in Halifax, England. His parents were Scotch and came to this country when he was seven months old. His father, James Hutchison, was a designer of carpets and oil cloths and made the first designs for tapestry carpets that were made in this country. He died August 25, 1893. James C. received his preliminary education in the Lansingburgh Academy, Mount Pleasant Academy in Sing Sing, and the Troy Academy. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York city March 8, 1866. After attending lectures with the class of 1861, P. and S., he came to Troy and entered the Marshall Infirmary as medical assistant, where he remained until 1865. After taking his degree he practiced for a few months in Newark, N. J., then came back to the Marshall Infirmary as assistant physician; two years later he opened an office on Ida Hill, and in May, 1875, removed to the corner of Third and Ferry streets; he remained there until 1891 when he moved to his present quarters on Fourth street. He was one of the attending physicians at the Troy Hospital for fourteen years, and is now one of the consulting physicians. He is a member of the New York State Medical Society and also of the Rensselaer County Medical Society, of which he has been secretary, vice president and president; he was city physician in 1874 and 1875; he took charge of the small pox hospital during the epidemic of 1881. He is a member of King Solomon's Lodge No. 91, F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter No. 48, Bloss Council, R. & S. M., Apollo Commandery and the Albany Sovereign Consistory. He married Alice Miller of Troy in 1869, and has two daughters, Sarah Louise and Jane Carmichael Eddy of Rockford, Ills. He attends the Fifth Avenue Baptist church.

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


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