Biography of Dr. Miles E. Varney
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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MILES EGBERT VARNEY, M. D.

MILES E. VARNEY, M.D., was born in Luzerne, Warren county, N. Y., January 14, 1863, a son of Josiah S. and Abby J. (Murray) Varney. The Varneys were among the earliest settlers in the vicinity of the present village of Glens Falls. Much genealogical data has been written regarding them, as they are of Saxon origin and by tradition trace their ancestry to the time of the Conqueror's invasion of Britain.

Dr. Varney's father resided all his life in this vicinity and was a man of excellent character and worth. For many years he followed his trade as a millwright and thus became well known throughout the entire region. Later he engaged in farming. In religious belief he was a Friend, having united with the Orthodox Friends Society at an early age. It is a fact of historical importance that he is credited with the introduction of singing in the order of worship of the Friends' meetings. He died in 1896, in the sixty-third year of his age. His father, Daniel Warren Varney, had gained considerable repute in this vicinity from the early stand he took as an advocate of the principles of the Abolitionists.

Dr. Miles E. Varney began his education at the Sandy Hill Union School from whence he went to the Fort Edward Corflegiate Institute, and later to the Oakwood Academy at Union Springsin Cayuga county, N. Y., where he completed the college preparatory, course. He prepared for his profession in the medical department of the University of Vermont and during his entire course of four years taught in the common schools of the vicinity during the fall and winter terms. After taking his M. D. degree in June, 1889, he passed the examinations of the Regents of the University of the State of New York and was admitted to practice in this State, locating first in South Glens Falls where he remained for a period of five years. In 1892 he was nominated by the Republican County Convention as coroner of Saratoga county and elected by a large majority, running ahead of his ticket. He was re-elected in 1895 and during both terms served with credit, not only to himself but to his party.

Dr. Varney began his present practice in Saratoga Springs in 1894 and is recognized as one of the most prominent of the younger practitioners of the village. He is a member of the American Medical Association; New York State Medical Association, and the Saratoga Springs Medical Society. He has been officially connected with the Saratoga Hospital since its establishment, having been a member of each of its staffs. He is now a member of the maternity and - surgical staffs and attending surgeon. He is also surgeon for the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Company, a member of the New York Mutual Aid Society and examining physician for several insurance companies, including the Metropolitan Life, Phoenix, Equitable Life, Netherlands, etc.

Notwithstanding the demands of a good practice Dr. Varney has gained a wide fraternal connection. He is a prominent thirty-second degree Mason, holding membership in Rising Sun Lodge No. 103, F. & A. M.; Rising Sun Chapter No. 131, R. A. M.; Cryptic Council No. 37; Washington Commandery No. 33, Knights Templar; and Oriental Temple, Nobles of the Mystic: Shrine, Troy, N. Y. He is one of the oldest 'members of the Improved Order of Red Men in this section of the State, being a charter member of the South Glens Falls Tribe. He is also a prominent member of the Young Men's Christian Association.

In January, 1888, Dr. Varney married Sadie M. Austin, a daughter of Cassius Austin of Burlington, Vt.


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