Biography of William R. Hallett
Potter County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM R. HALLETT, veterinary surgeon, Millport, is a native of Steuben county, N. Y. At the age of thirteen years he left home and located in Iowa in 1857, and attended the veterinary school at Marengo, that State, under the tuition of Coon, Stage & Talbert, where he remained four years. In the fall of 1862 he enlisted in Company B, Twenty eighth Iowa Volunteers. He was taken prisoner on the St. Francis, but escaped, the rest of the party being paroled after four months' captivity and sent to St. Louis. While a member of the Twenty eighth Iowa he was for a number of months on detached service with the Sixth Missouri Cavalry, and after three years' army service was honorably discharged. He then returned to Iowa and began the practice of veterinary surgery with Coon, Stage & Talbert, of Marengo, remaining there several years; later he located in Hebron township, Potter county, and since 1879 has been located at Millport, in Sharon township, where he has built up a large practice, and a successful one. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. In politics he votes independent of party.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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