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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Harold Charles Golly, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 83-84 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]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. Harold Charles Golly is an able young physician of Utica, where he has devoted his attention to the general practice of medicine and surgery since November, 1919. He was born in Rome, Oneida county, New York, on the 3d of April, 1894, his parents being Charles H. and Hattie R. Golly of that place. In the acquirement of an education he attended the Rome Free Academy and also spent a year as a student in Drake University of Des Moines, Iowa. Having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, he next matriculated in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which institution he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1917. The period of his interneship covered portions of the years 1917 and 1918 and was spent in the Methodist Episcopal Hospital of Brooklyn, New York.

In November, 1917, Dr. Golly was commissioned first lieutenant in the Medical Corps, United States army, serving with the Forty-fifth Infantry until honorably discharged on the 31st of December, 1918. He was afterward connected with the Rome State School as assistant physician until November, 1919, when he took up the work of his chosen profession in Utica, where he has continued in active practice to the present time. He possesses those qualities through which success comes as a natural sequence and his professional activities have been attended by excellent results. Dr. Golly is deeply interested in the scientific and humanitarian phases of his profession and through close study of the cases which come under his care is continually broadening his knowledge and promoting his skill. He is serving on the staffs of St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth's Hospitals and Utica Dispensary and his name is on the membership rolls of the Oneida County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He also belongs to Alpha Omega Alpha, an honorary medical fraternity.

On the 16th of December, 1919, Dr. Golly was united in marriage to Miss Beatrice DeGarmo of Rome, New York. Dr. Golly is a Mason who has crossed the sands of the desert with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and he also has membership in the Exchange Club. His life has been guided by high ideals and his pronounced ability has won for him the esteem of his professional colleagues and the general public as well.

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