Biography of Harlon Van Dusen
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Van Dusen, Harlan, was born in Arcadia July 26, 1846, a son of William, who came from Rensselaer county in 1835. The family were prominent farmers in this town. Harlan was educated in the common schools of his town and the Marion Collegiate Institute, after which he taught for three years, then studied medicine with Dr. Myron Adams of Rochester. He took also a course of study at the Hahneman Medical College of Philadelphia, and graduated from the Detroit Medical College in 1872, returning to Newark. He there established a general practice and at the age of twenty two married. Lucy O., daughter of B. B. Adams, of Marion, Wayne county, who have two children, Forest E. and Harlan H. Our subject is one of the most intelligent men in his profession, and has also lived a very active business life, being the promoter and founder of some of the largest enterprises in his county. In 1859 he established the business of growing small fruits, making a specialty of raspberries, being the first grower of the Ohio raspberries. He has now between thirty and forty acres of nursery stock, small fruits, etc.

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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