Biography of Dr. W. A. Carson
Yates County, NY Biographies





Carson, W. A., M.D., of Rushville, N. Y., son of William A. and Margaret (Disbro) Carson, was born at Seneca, Ontario County, N. Y., November 11, 1841. He was educated at Canandaigua Academy (1858), Genesee Seminary and College (1859-61), and Albany Medical College (1862-63). He was formerly a farmer, and is now a practicing physician and druggist. He was resident physician of the Albany Hospital in 1864, chairman of the Board of Education of Rushville Union School for nine years, and president of the Yates County Medical Society in 1888. Dr. Carson cast his first vote for President Lincoln in 1864, and has since been a steadfast Republican. He was a member of the Board of Supervisors from the town of Potter two terms, being chairman one year, president of the village of Rushville three terms, and was elected to the Assembly of New York State by a plurality of 1,033, his opponents being Henry M. Huntington (Democrat), and John Kline (Prohibitionist). The Republican plurality in 1887 was 370. In the. towns of Potter and Middlesex Mr. Carson received the largest vote ever given to any candidate for member of Assembly since the formation of the towns. He is a member of Rushville Lodge, F. A. M. He married, February 1, 1865, Elizabeth A., daughter C. W. Newman, of Gorham, N. Y., and they have two children, Harriet N. and William A. Carson, jr.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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