Biography of Dr. Dwight S. Chamberlain
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Chamberlain, Dr. Dwight S., was born in Litchfleld county, Conn., February 22, 1839. His great grandfather was an officer in the Revolution, connected with General Washington's staff. Dr. Chamberlain was educated at the Genesee Seminary and College, Lima, N. Y., and in March. 1862, he graduated from the medical department of the University of the City of New York. He then sailed to England as surgeon of a ship engaged in the transportation of emigrants. Returniug the following summer he entered the service as assistant surgeon of the 138th N. Y. Vols., later the 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, participating in the battles of Cold Harbor and Petersburg, Sheridan's campaign in the valley of the Shenandoah, the capture of Richmond and Petersburg, and the final engagement at Saylor's Run. He was promoted to major and surgeon in February, 1865, and mustered out in July of that year. He took charge of the Soldier's Home and Hospital at Syracuse for a short time, and in September, 1865, he entered into partnership with Dr. Bottom of Lyons, and practiced here until the spring of 1868, when he began reading law. He was admitted to the bar in 1874, since which time he has been more or less interested in that profession. Dr. Chamberlain has been connected with the Lyons National Bank for many years, as director, vice president, and finally as president In memory of his father-in-law, the late D. W. Parshall, our subject has erected a beautiful memorial building on William street, the upper part of which contains one of the finest opera houses in the State, outside the large cities. October 17, 1868, Dr. Chamberlain married Katharine M. Parshall, and they have two sons and a daughter. One of the sons is vice president of the Lyons National Bank, and the other is engaged in real estate and other outside matters. Both Dr. and Mrs. Chamberlain are heavily interested in real estate in this town and county, owning the principal business places here, as well as other property, farming land, etc. He is an able lawyer, affable, and easily approached.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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