Biography of Dr. Solomon H. Peck
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Peck, Solomon H., M. D., was born at White Lake, Sullivan county, N. Y., September 15, 1825. His grandfather was a nephew of General Richard Henry Lee, of Revolutionary fame, and an officer himself on General Spencer's staff in the Revolutionary war. His maternal grandmother was a sister of Rev. Adoniram Judson, one of the first missionaries. His father was Joseph Peck, a farmer. The doctor was educated at Liberty Normal Institute in his native county, and taught for five years while finishing his education. He began the study of medicine in 1853 with Dr. A. A. Gillespie at Bethel, N. Y. He attended lectures at Albany and two terms at the medical department of the University of New York, while there on the staff of Dr. Valentine Mott. He began practice at Jeffersonville, Sullivan county, in 1856, and in 1858 removed to Ithaca, where he has ever since followed a general practice of his profession. He is a member of the County Medical Society, and has been its president a number of times. After being a delegate to the State Society several years, in 1881 he became a member of that body, and is also a member of the International Medical Congress, to which he was elected at Washington in 1883. He married in 1858 Angeline R. Pratt, daughter of Col. Chauncey Pratt, of Covert, Seneca county, N. Y. They have no children.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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