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Edward Franklin Horr, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 781-782 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Edward Franklin Horr, physician and surgeon, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on January 6, 1869, one of two sons born to William L. and Lucy (Henderson) Horr, the other son being Weston H. Horr. William L. Horr was engaged in manufacturing until he retired, his death occurring in 1900. On his father's side the subject of this sketch came from an old Massachusetts family dating back to 1639, while his mother was a native of Maine, who died in 1904.

Edward Franklin Horr was educated in the public and high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut, then entered Yale University, from which he was graduated in 1891, with the B. A. degree. He then entered Columbia University, graduating in 1894, with the degree of M. D. The following two years he served as interne in Bellevue Hospital, New York city, the Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, New York, and the Lying-In Hospital in New York city. Dr. Horr then started practicing in New York city, where he remained from 1896 to 1898. He enlisted in the Medical Corps as captain during the Spanish-American war, and was stationed in Cuba for three years. He then went to the Philippine Islands for two years and was honorably discharged upon his return to the United States in 1903. The following year Dr. Horr went to Panama in the Canal service as physician and surgeon, and remained two years. Upon his return he was appointed a member of the Harvard expedition to South America, exploring the upper Amazon river and tributaries in ethnological research and remained three years in this capacity. Upon his return in 1910 he established practice in Trenton, New York.

In 1910 Dr. Horr was united in marriage to Miss Mary Elizabeth Schumacher, and they have one child: William Edward Horr. Mrs. Horr is a member of Mappa Chapter, Eastern Star and the Civic Club of Utica, New York. Dr. Horr is health officer for the village of Trenton and the towns of Deerfield and Remsen. He is a member of the American, state and county medical associations, and the Spanish War Veterans. He is a Mason and member of Remsen Lodge, No. 677; Mohawk Consistory, and Ziyara Temple, both of Utica, and Sprig Chapter of Newport, New York. He is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs. His social clubs include the University Club of Utica and Yale Club of Central New York. In politics Dr. Horr is an independent republican and his church associations are in the Unitarian church.

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