IHS Class of 1897
Harry H. Halliwell M. D.
Harry H. Halliwell was born in Ilion on March 9, 1880. He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Harris Halliwell. Harry was a graduate of Ilion High School 1897. Two of his IHS classmates were also doctors; Dr. Arnon Comstock and Dr. Charles J. Diss. Dr. Halliwell received his doctor of medicine degree from New York University in 1901. After serving his internship in Bellevue Hospital, New York City, he returned to Ilion where he married Mable Wood Ringwood on Jan 25, 1926. Dr. Halliwell practiced medicine in Ilion for more than 45 years and served four years as physician in the Ilion school system.
Dr. Halliwell's medical career included some harrowing and exciting events.
Dr. Halliwell's Nerve
Ilion Citizen - December 5, 1902
Dr. Harry Halliwell, ambulance surgeon at Bellevue Hospital, has recently given an exhibition of nerve and quick work which; has brought him enviable commendation and wide public mention.
Last week he was called to treat a man who lay in the street with a leg crushed by a heavy stone. Instant amputation was his only hope of life; the Doctor met the situation; he made the pavement his operating table, the street his operating room, and amputated his leg then and there. The patient is doing finely. Common sense and nerve like this will carry Dr. Halliwell rapidly to the front.
Murderer of Mrs. House in County Jail
Watertown Daily Standard - June 23, 1924
Terrible wounds were revealed by the autopsy conducted Friday morning at the Whiter undertaking parlors, Ilion, by Dr. Merton S. Brown, Columbia Center, and Dr. Harry Halliwell, Ilion. One cut on the throat was five inches long, the wound gaping an inch and a half. On the back of the neck was found a cut three and a half inches long and gaping two inches. Another wound, revealed at the autopsy, was a thrust above the abdomen, penetrating the liver.
The woman's windpipe and most of the prominent arteries were severed by the slash in the front of the throat. She probably bled to death.
Look Magazine - July 27, 1943
Dr. Harry Halliwell, was featured in an article from the national magazine "Look" in the July 27, 1943 edition.
When LOOK wanted to find out how Americans will some day spend the money they are investing now in war bonds, it sent an editor and photographer to Ilion to ask this question: What are you going to do with you bonds after the war?
Death Claims Dr. Halliwell, Ilion Native
Utica Observer Dispatch - May 12, 1947
Death Claims Dr. Halliwell, Ilion Native
Dr. Harry H. Halliwell, 67, prominent physician of Ilion where he was a life-long resident, died May 11, 1947, in Faxton Hospital, Utica, following an operation several weeks ago.
Dr. Halliwell had practiced medicine in Ilion for more than 45 years, and in addition, served four years as physician in the Ilion school system. He was a member of the Herkimer County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and served on the Board of Directors of the Pine Crest Sanatorium.
Born in Ilion on Mar. 9, 1880, a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Harris Halliwell, he was a graduate of Ilion High School and received his doctor of medicine degree from New York University in 1901.
After serving his internship in Bellevue Hospital, New York City, he returned to Ilion where he married Mable Wood Ringwood on Jan 25, 1926. he had been previously married to Nora Dowling in January, 1911. She died in May 1924.
Dr. Halliwell was an honorary member of the Ilion Volunteer Fire Department, having acted for many years as toast master during their annual dinners. He attended St. Augustine's Episcopal Church.
Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Halliwell, New York City and two step-sons, William Ringwood, Ilion and Thomas Ringwood, Paris, France.
A prayer service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the late home, followed by funeral services at 2:30 in St. Augustine's Church with Rev. Ernest B. Pugh, pastor, officiating.
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