Biography of Dr. W. E. Fortune
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Fortune, W. E., M. D., Lawrence; was born in Nicholville, October 23, 1856, a son of Carr Fortune, born in Scotland, July 16, 1820. Archibald Fortune, grandfather of the doctor, came to America in early life, bringing a family of eight sons, another having been born in this country. Mr. Fortune first settled in Essex county, removing in 1841 to Lawrence, where he died in 1856. Carr, when a young man, went to Canada and learned the tanner's trade, coming to Lawrence in 1841, where he engaged in that business in Nicholville. He died August 19, 1881. He married Huldah, daughter of Joseph Olin, of Lawrenceville, by whom he had four children, three Sons and a daughter, two Sons surviving. Mrs. Fortune survives her husband at the age of sixty two years. W. E. Fortune was for a short time with his father in the tannery. He attended Potsdarn Normal School, taught school, and in 1881 graduated from the Albany Medical College, and has since practiced with marked success at Nicholville and locality. In 1882 he married Martha Traver, daughter of Alexander Traver, of Adirondack, and they had one son, Carr. The family are Democrats, and the father was for years a justice of the peace. Our subject is a member of Elk Lodge No. 577, F. & A. M., and is a Royal Arch Mason.

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