Biography of William M. Gibson, MD (1856 to ____)
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William M. Gibson, MD (April 15, 1856
from Our County (Oneida) and Its People
by Daniel E. Wager, 1896, The Boston History Company.
GIBSON, WILLIAM M., M.D., was born
in Waterville, Oneida county, May 12, 1856, and is a son of Rev.
William T. Gibson, now of Utica, an Episcopal clergyman in this county
since 1854. He attended the Utica Free Academy and in 1875 entered the
medical department of the University of the City of New York, from
which he was graduated in medicine in 1878. He took a post-graduate
course in Bellevue Hospital under the late Dr. Alfred L. Loomis of New
York, and in 1879 began the practice of his profession in Utica with
the late Dr. Daniel G. Thomas, and since his
death in 1880, has continued alone. He was made attending physician to
Dispensary in 1880, physician in charge in 1881, and a trustee in 1882,
appointment on the corps of city physicians for the Eleventh ward from
1880 to 1889.
He became a member of the Oneida County Medical Society in 1878 and was
its president in 1889; was made a member of the Utica Medical Library
Association in 1879
and served as its president in 1884 and 1885; has been a member of the
staff of St.
Lukes Hospital since 1883. He was elected a member of the American
Society (a branch of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons)
in 1892, also
to membership in the Medical Society of the State of New York in 1893.
In 1894 he
was appointed by Governor Flower one of the managers of the Utica State
He has been a vestryman and warden of St. George's Episcopal church
and is thoroughly interested in the welfare and prosperity of the city
and its institutions. In June, 1888, he married Mary Louise, eldest
daughter of William M. Burr, of
Cazenovia, N.Y., and their children are: William Burr, born April 12,
Katharine, born July 22, 1891; Mary Burr, born May 23, 1893; and Emily
born April 4, 1895.