Biography of Dr. Charles G. Plumb
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Plumb, Charles G., M. D., was born December 17, 1854, at Sterling, Cayuga county, and is the son of S. Hiram, born February 19, 1819, and Nancy (Pease) Plumb, born duly 16, 1822. S. Hiram Plumb received an academic education at Elbridge, N.Y., supplemented by a medical course at the University of New York, and after graduating from the latter institution with the degree of M.D. began practice at Red Creek. In February, 1862, he received the appointment of assistant surgeon 24th N.Y.Volunteers, later promoted to 82d N.Y.S. Volunteers as surgeon, and in 1864 made chief of operating staff, second division, second corps, with rank of colonel. At the close of the war he resumed his practice at Red Creek, where he died August 12, 1880. Charles G. Plumb is one of a family of ten children, of whom one brother, Alfred W., is now principal of Union School No. 6, Savannah. Charles acquired his earlier education at Red Creek Academy, then taught three years in commons schools, two years in Lyons Union School, and early in 1881 graduated from the medical department of the University of Buffalo, with the degree of M.D., and began practice at Owasco. May 11, 1881, he married Jessie, daughter of Dr. Rice, of Hannibal, and they had three children: George R., born May 12, 1882, who died in infancy; Robert H., born August 12, 1885; and a daughter born in February, 1891, who died in extreme infancy. As the result of an injury while away from home, confining Mrs. Plumb to her room for a year, Dr. Plumb abandoned his practice and cared for her. They then moved to Red Creek, and Mr. Plumb was for two years principal of the public school at that place. In 1887 he became principal of Savannah Union School. During his principalship an academic course was organized, and the resident attendance at the school increased thirty eight per cent, in two years. The increased attendance necessitated a large force of teachers, and led to the incorporation of the academic department by the Board of Regents, and finally to the erection of a large and beautiful school building. Mr. Plumb it president of the District Association of Y. P. S. C. E. of Eastern Wayne. In March Mr. Plumb resigned the principalship of Savannah school to take a course in the Post Graduate Medical College of New York, and has since resumed the practice of medicine at Red Creek, N.Y.

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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