Biography of Dr. Horace G. Nelson
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Nelson, Dr. Horace G., was born in Troy, January 7, 1847. His father, Dr. Thomas Nelson, was born in the North of Ireland and practiced dentistry in Troy, N. Y., for many years and died in 1871. His mother, Louisa M. (Stone) Nelson, was born in Potsdam, N. Y., and died in 1867. Dr. Nelson received his education in the public and private schools of Troy, and studied dentistry with Dr. C. H. Jenkins three years, and in July, 1873, succeeded Dr. S. J. Andres, who had been in practice sixteen years. In 1875 he went to Stillwater, N. Y., where he practiced until 1877, when he returned to Troy and for about two years was with Dr. E. J. Young and then resumed practice on Grand street. For the past twelve years he has been located on Fifth avenue, where he is still practicing. He is a member of the Third District Dental Society and has been a delegate from that Society to the State Society for many years. He has a summer home at Melrose. He is a member of Trojan Council No. 86, Royal Arcanum, and is a past regent of that organikation. He married in 1872 Martha M. Valance, daughter of Isaac W. Valance, an old resident of Troy, N.Y.

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


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