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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Jere John McEvilly, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 27-28 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Among the younger physicians and surgeons who are rapidly acquiring reputations and building up a desirable practice at Little Falls, Herkimer county, New York, Dr. McEvilly ranks among the foremost and has won speedy recognition because of the special abilities he has displayed in many cases handled. He was born in Johnstown, New York, on February 3, 1898, the son of Jeremiah James and Bridget (O'Malley) McEvilly, both natives of Ireland, the father born in 1857 and the mother born in 1862. They were the parents of three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom are living. Jeremiah James McEvilly, the father, came to the United States from Ireland in 1880, while still a very young man, and after landing in New York went to Johnstown, where he was employed at the trade of a leather worker in different tanneries. Bridget (O'Malley) McEvilly, the mother, also came to the United States in 1880, and after landing in New York went to Johnstown. Martin James McEvilly, brother of the Doctor, is a dye worker and lives in Johnstown, and his sister, Rose Mary McEvilly, is also living in Johnstown, New York, with her parents.

Jere John McEvilly obtained his elementary education in the grade and high schools of Johnstown, New York, after which he took a two-year course in New York University, New York city, and then pursued his professional studies in Albany Medical College of Union University, at Albany, New York, from which he received degree of M. D. and graduated in 1922. Prior to graduating Dr. McEvilly spent fifteen months in the Marshall Sanatorium in Troy, New York, as an interne, devoting special attention to cases of a mental nature. After graduation he spent one year as an interne and house surgeon in the Metropolitan Hospital in New York city. After he had acquired this valuable experience Dr. McEvilly moved to Little Falls, where he is now established in general practice and surgery, and is vice president of the board of health of the city. During the World war Dr. McEvilly volunteered for duty and from September, 1918, until December, 1918, was in the Students Army Training Corps at Union College, Schenectady, New York, being discharged from the service on December 5, 1918, as a private.

In politics Dr. McEvilly is a democrat, and in religion a Roman Catholic and a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church in Little Falls. He is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity of Union University and also belongs to the Phi Sigma Kappa Club of New York city, as well as Little Falls Lodge, No. 42, B. P. O. E., the American Medical Association and the New York State and Herkimer County Medical Societies. The Doctor is a bachelor.

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