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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
William A. Mabie, D. D. S.

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 451-452 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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In the dental profession Dr. William A. Mabie has found the vocation for which nature intended him and his superior skill is attested by the citizens of Amsterdam, who for more than twenty years have had the benefit of his services. He was born in South Valley, Otsego county, New York, September 30, 1880, and is one of the four children in the family of William H. and Effie (Bellinger) Mabie. After completing his public school course he became a student in the Buffalo College of Dental Surgery and was graduated with the class of 1903. Coming to Amsterdam, he joined Dr. P. R. Skinner, and that relationship was maintained for seven years. For the same length of time he practiced alone, with offices on Guy Park and East Main street, and in July, 1915, formed a partnership with Dr. John C. Ruman, who became junior member of the firm. They have since been associated and an extensive practice indicates the confidence reposed in their ability. Their offices are located at No. 39 Market street and rank with the finest in the valley, containing every appliance utilized in modern dental surgery. Dr. Mabie is learned in the science of his profession and lectures on the subject of oral surgery at the Amsterdam City Hospital.

On June 8, 1910, Dr. Mabie was married to Miss Katherine Taylor and they have become the parents of a son: William John Mabie, who was born October 10, 1911. Although his profession makes heavy demands upon his attention Dr. Mabie has never neglected his civic responsibilities and is president of the board of directors of the Young Men's Christian Association of Amsterdam, while he is also numbered among the valued members of the board of trade. He belongs to the blue lodge chapter, commandery and Shrine, and was president of the Masonic Club from 1909 to 1910. He was master of Artisan Lodge in 1910 and trustee at present. He is also identified with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is a member of the Antlers Country Club and is a director of the board of trade, and his professional relations are with the County, State and National Dental Associations. He is affiliated with the Second Presbyterian church and conforms his life to its teachings. A deep student, Dr. Mabie keeps in close touch with the achievements of research in his profession and his constantly expanding powers have placed him with the foremost dental surgeons of the state.

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