Biography of Edward A. Mayor
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





EDWARD A. MAYOR, who came to Owego in April, 1861, and began the practice of dentistry, was a native of Lausanne, Switzerland, born February 2, 1836. His grandfather was Matthias Louis Mayor, one of the most noted surgeons of Europe and who wrote no less than thirty seven standard medical and surgical works. He was a recognized authority on all subjects in his profession, and he was so highly regarded by medical men that his life was made the subject of a special work from the pen of Dr. Munaret, a distinguished physician of Paris. The late Prof. Agassiz, the distinguished naturalist, was the nephew of Dr. Matthias Mayor. Charles Louis Mayor, father of Edward A. Mayor, was also a physician of prominence and the author of several valuable medical works. In 1849 he came to this country and located at Berkshire, remaining there until the fall of 1857 when he returned to Europe, where he died. In his family were four children, of whom Edward is the only one now in the United States. He was thirteen years old when his father came to Berkshire, and, acquired his early education both in Lausanne and in this country. He studied dental surgery in the colleges at Baltimore and Philadelphia, and was graduated at the latter. He came to Owego in 1861 and has ever since been a resident of the village, and in the active. practice of his, profession. However, in 1869, Dr. Mayor returned to Europe and visited the home of his childhood. On October 18, 1864, Edward A. Mayor was married with Mary L., daughter of the late Henry W. Camp, of Owego. Of this marriage four children have been born: William E., now associated with his father in dental practice; Lena, Marie (married April 21, 1897, to B. W. Loring, Jr.), and Eugenie Mayor.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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