Biography of Dr. Major A. Veeder
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Veeder, Major A., A. M., M. D., was born at Ashtabula, O., November 2, 1848, lived at Schenectady, N. Y., from 1850 to 1871, graduating from tbe classical department of the Union School in that city in 1866, and from Union College in 1870, was principal of Ives Seminary at Antwerp, N. Y. several years. Studied in Leipzig University, Germany, and graduated in medicine from the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo in 1883, then entered upon general practice at Lyons, N. Y., for three years in association with Dr. E. W. Bottum and subsequently alone. Dr. Veeder is a member in good standing nf the Wayne County and Central New York Societies and has read and published many papers upon medical topics. He is also a member of the American Society of Microscopists and has been employed as an expert to give evidence of this class in medico legal and other cases. He was one of the earliest investigators to adduce positive evidence that freezing does not purify water from the presence of living microscopic organisms, a point whose importance has since come to be very generally recognized. His contributions to Sanitary Science have won for him recognition, and he has recently been honoredby a request to prepare a paper to be read at the International Congress of Hygiene and Demography to be held at Buda Pesth, Austria. Since 1887 he has been a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has presented to that body the results of his own original researches respecting certain phases of meteorological science, which are beginning to attract wide spread attention. These results have been set forth somewhat in detail in a series of papers which he read before the Rochester (N. Y.) Academy of Science and which have been published by that institution, entitled "The Forces Concerned in the Development of Storms," "Thunderstorms." "The Aurora" and "The Zodiacal Light." As the result of the interest aroused by these and other articles, he was invited to prepare papers which were presented at the International Congress of Meteorology held at Chicago in 1893 on the following topics. "Periodic and Non periodic Fluctuation in the Latitude of Storm Tracks" and "An International Cypher Code for Correspondence respecting the Aurora and Related Conditions." These researches have led to the organization of a system of concerted observatories of the aurora in which the Arctic explorers,Lieut. Percy and Dr. Nansen, are cooperating with observers scattered throughout every part of the earth where this phenomenon is encountered at all. The results of these organized efforts have been to establish an apparec t relation of the aurora, not only to the disturbances of the earth's magnetism with which it has long been known to be associated, but also to thunderstorms, and to certain very deanite solar conditions in a manner not heretofore suspected. If these results, which now seem highly probable, are verified completely by the earnest efforts being made to that.end, it will revolutionize meteorology absolutely. In connection with the studies above indicated Dr. Veeder has become a contributor to many journals both in this and other countries and has entered into active correspondence with investigators connected with various Societies and institutions in all parts of the earth. He is also a member of the Holland Society of New York, whose members are required to be descendants in the direct line of Hollanders who came to this country previous to 1675, he being a descendant at the eighth generation of Simon Volkertse Veeder, who was purser of the ship Prince Maurice of the Dutch navy, and who settled in New Amsterdam (now New York) in 1644, and who was a member of the pioneer party who went from Beaverwyck (now Albany) in 1662, for the purpose of founding what subsequently became the city of Schenectady. Dr. Veeder at the age of twenty four married Mary E., daughter of Peleg Wood of Schenectady, and they have four children, Albert F., Willard H., Sarah E., and Martha A. Veeder.

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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