IHS Class of 1893
Adelbert Chittenden Douglass M. D.
Dr. Adelbert C. Douglass 1893 was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1893. Dr. Adelbert C. Douglass died January 3, 1941. He was 66 years old at the time of his death. He died at his home, at 76 John Street, after a week's illness. Obit
Dr. Douglass was born in Clark Mills on August 22, 1874. He graduated from Ilion High School in 1893. He studied medicine with his father, Dr. Adelbert John Douglass and then entered Long Island College, his father's alma mater. He graduated from Long Island College in 1899 with a special diploma as physical diagnostician and an honor diploma in medicine from the State Board of Regents. He was house surgeon at Faxton Hospital, Utica, in 1899 and 1900, after which he began his practice in Ilion. Several years later he studied chiropractic and added that to his profession.
His father, Dr. Adelbert John Douglass, served on the Ilion Board of Education and was President of the Village of Ilion. His father was also an inventor and created a blackboard crayon rack.
He married Miss Frances Ellisin Rome April 4, 1908. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Ilion Masonic Lodge 591, F. and A. M. He served as a first lieutenant in Company M, National Guard, from 1902 and 1907. Surviving are his wife; a son, Charles Raymond Douglass of Miami, Fl and a daughter, Mrs. H. H, Horstman, of Schenectady.
The following excerpt about Dr. Douglas was taken from the "History of the Mohawk Valley, Gateway to the West," 1614-1925, Volume 4 edited by Nelson Greene, S. J. Clarke, 1925 - see snippet view on google books
ADELBERT CHITTENDEN DOUGLASS, M. D.
Adelbert Chittenden Douglass was graduated from the Ilion high school, class of 1893, then studied medicine with his father, after which he entered Long Island College, his father's Alma Mater, where he was graduated in 1899, with the degree of M. D. The following year he served as an interne in the Faxton Hospital in Utica, New York, then located in Ilion, where he has been practicing his profession since that time.
On April 4, 1908, in Rome, New York, Dr. Douglass was united in marriage to Miss Frances Henrietta Ellis, who was born on October 5, 1882, daughter of Charles and Mary E. (Wright) Ellis.
Mrs. Douglass is a descendant, on her mother's side, of Edward Doty who came over in the Mayflower. She is a member of the New England Colony of New England Women; the Mohawk Valley Chapter, D. A. R.; and the Travelers and Shakespeare Clubs, both of Ilion. She is a graduate of the Rome high school, class of 1900, and of Syracuse University Library School in 1902. Her church affiliations are with the First Presbyterian church of Ilion. Dr. and Mrs. Douglass have two children: Charles Raymond Douglass, who was born on November 10, 1898; and Jean Allyn Douglass, who was born on January 18, 1912. Dr. Douglass is a member of the Herkimer County Medical Society and of the New York State Medical Society. He is a member of the Ilion Lodge, No. 491, F. and A. M. and a trustee; Iroquois Chapter No. 236, R. A.; Khorassan Grotto, No. 2; and of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets, all of Ilion. He served with the New York State National Guards from 1902 to 1908 in Company M, Second Regiment, as first lieutenant of the Medical Corps and also served on the draft board during the period of World War. He is a member of the Ilion Masonic Club, the American Canoe Association, and of the First Baptist church of Ilion. In politics, he is a republican and for diversion enjoys nature study, camping and fishing.
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