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

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 544 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]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 L. Pender is a successful young representative of the medical profession in Utica who has been actively engaged in practice as a physician and surgeon of the city during the past eight years. His birth occurred in Hartford, Washington county, New York, on the 6th of March, 1892, his parents being P. H. and Ellen Pender, who are residents of Mechanicsville [i.e. Mechanicville], this state.

In the acquirement of an education Harold L. Pender attended the grade and high schools of Mechanicsville [i.e., Mechanicville], while his professional training was received in the New York Homeopathic College and Flower Hospital, which he entered in 1910, and from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1914. During the two succeeding years he served as an interne in the Fifth Avenue Hospital of New York city and then began practice at Bay Shore, Long Island, in association with Dr. G, S. King. It was in December, 1916, that he came to Utica, where he has followed his chosen profession with steadily growing success to the present time, his practice having continually increased as he has demonstrated his ability to cope with the intricate problems which constantly confront the physician in his efforts to restore health and prolong life. He is attending surgeon at the General Hospital and the Homeopathic Hospital in Utica.

On the 6th of June, 1917, Dr. Pender was united in marriage to Miss Marguerite Ruth Beebe, daughter of Edward L. and Ellen Beebe. Dr. and Mrs. Pender have two children: Harold L., born October 22, 1918; and Robert B., whose natal day was July 18, 1920. Dr. Pender attends St. Francis de Sales Catholic church and fraternally is identified with the Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Along strictly professional lines he has membership connection with the Utica Homeopathic Club, the New York State Homeopathic Medical Society and the American Institute of Homeopathy. He likewise belongs to the University Club, the Utica Golf & Country Club and the Kiwanis Club and in his adopted city has gained a large circle of friends who attest the sterling worth of his character.

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