Biography of Dr. W. J. Hennessy
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Hennessy, Dr. W. J., is a native of Rochester, born in 1856, educated at the Victor Union School, Macedon Academy and Syracuse University, graduating from the latter in 1881. He began the study of medicine with Dr. C. M. Kingman, of Palmyra, in 1877, and graduated from, the Syracuse Medical College in 1881. He practiced at Palmyra till 1883, then moved to Valley Center, Kan., where he practiced till April, 1884, when he returned to Palmyra and has since practiced here. He married in 1883 Minnie, daughter of J. C. Lovett, dry goods merchant of Palmyra, and they have had one son, who died in infancy. Mrs. Hennessy died in May, 1884, and October 29, 1888, Dr. Hennessy married May, daughter of Henry Birdsall, of Palmyra, and they have had one son and one daughter. Dr. Hennessy was trustee of the village in 1889-93; president of Wayne County Medical Society 1889-90, and has been health officer for the past seven years.

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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