Biography of William A. Dolan
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Dolan, William Andrew, physician and surgeon, was born in Shirley, Mass., July 28, 1858, a son of Andrew and Jane (NcBride) Dolan. His father was a native of Dublin, Ireland, and his mother a native of Portobello, Scotland. When he was quite young his parents moved to Fall River, where he attended the public schools. He later entered St. Joseph's College, in affiliation with Lavalle University at St. Joseph's, New Brunswick, and was graduated in 1879. The same year he entered the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received his medical degree March 15, 1882. The following year Dr. Dolan was house surgeon to St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, N. Y. In 1883 he returned to Fall River, where he has since conducted a large practice. Since 1892 Dr. Dolan has been medical examiner for the Third Bristol District, being appointed by Governor Russell. By virtue of this position he was the medical officer in charge of the noted "Borden Murder Case." He is visiting surgeon to the Fall River Hospital and St. Vincent Orphan's Home; and is also examining surgeon for several life and accident insurance companies. He is a member of the Boston Life Underwriters Association. Dr. Dolan has been a justice of peace for several years. He is a member and ex president of the Fall River Medical Society, and of the Massachusetts Medico legal Society, the Clover Club, the order of Elks, and Knights of Columbus. May 29, 1883, he married Nellie B., daughter of Thomas Hussey of Fall River. They have four children: Thomas A., Nellie B., William A., jr., and Mary Annunciata.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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