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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Ernest G. Gillmore, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 128-129 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Dr. Ernest G. Gillmore, a practicing physician and surgeon of Johnstown, with offices at No. 26 East Main street, is an American by education and training, although he was born in Worcester, England, on April 19, 1892, for he was brought to the United States by his parents when he was only a year old and has lived here all of his life. His mother, who lives with him in this city, was a German by birth and bore the maiden name of Eva C. Malsey. The father, however, was an Englishman, a glove cutter by trade, who came to America in 1893 and settled in Gloversville, where he followed his trade for many years. About three years before his death, which took place on July 17, 1922, he retired to enjoy the fruits of his industrious and well-spent life.

Ernest G. Gillmore was educated in the common and high schools of Gloversville, graduating from the latter in the class of 1911. He entered Syracuse University in 1911 and graduated from this institution in 1917, with the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Gillmore supplemented this academic training with practical experience at Asbury Hospital of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the famous Mayo brothers' clinic at Rochester, Minnesota. In 1918, on September 1, he entered the United States military service as a lieutenant and served until the 12th of the following February, when he received his honorable discharge. He at once began the active practice of his profession at Willmar, Minnesota, but a few months later decided to return to the east. Accordingly, on September 1, 1919, he opened his office in Johnstown, where he has since built up an excellent practice. Dr. Gillmore is a skilled physician and surgeon and has won the confidence of the public, as the large number of his patients attests. He is specializing in radium treatment of diseases and is president of the Johnstown Radium Corporation. Working along this line, he has already been markedly successful in the treatment of a number of difficult cases, thus winning for himself a unique place among the medical men of the county. That Dr. Gillmore stands high among his colleagues is shown by the fact that they have chosen him president of the Fulton County Medical Association. He is also a member of the American, New York State and Minnesota State Medical Associations. In addition to his private practice Dr. Gillmore is attending physician at the Nathan Littauer Hospital of Gloversville, member of the staff at St. Mary's Hospital of Amsterdam and one of the board of managers of Summit View Sanitarium.

On July 18, 1918, Dr. Gillmore was married to Miss Louise C. Werner of Minneapolis, and to this union has been born one child: George Richard, who was born on February 3, 1920. Dr. Gillmore is a Mason, belonging to St. Patrick's Lodge, F. & A. M. of this city, and is likewise affiliated with the local lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Loyal Order of Moose. His military experience has entitled him to his membership in the American Legion and the Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux. The Doctor's religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal church and he votes with the republican party. Outside of matters relating to his profession he has taken little part in public life, however, preferring to devote himself entirely to the work of alleviating suffering. He is much interested in the subject of public hygiene, as are all progressive medical men, and has done some effective work along this line as a member of the local board of health.

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