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Edward E. Powers, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 202 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]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 E. Powers was born in Oxford, New York, on July 18, 1887, the son of Michael and Margaret (Dunne) Powers, both natives of New York. The father was employed in railroad service until his death in 1919, and the mother is still living. They were the parents of eight children, five sons and three daughters, of whom Edward E. was the second youngest.

Edward E. Powers obtained his elementary education in the public schools of Oxford and at the Oxford Academy, and after finishing the course at the latter institution matriculated in the University of Buffalo, at Buffalo, New York, where he pursued his professional studies, obtained the degree of M. D. and graduated in the class of 1912. For the first year and a half after graduation Dr. Powers served as an interne in the Buffalo Hospital and that of the Sisters of Charity, at Buffalo, New York, after which he moved to Rome and was associated with a brother in medical practice under the firm name of M. T. & E. E. Powers. This partnership continued until 1921, when Dr. M. T. Powers moved to Utica, New York, since which time Dr. Edward E. has been in practice alone, devoting most of his time to surgery. He is a member of the staff of the Rome Hospital and during the World war was one of the examining physicians for the draft board.

Dr. Powers is a member of the American, New York State and Oneida County Medical Associations. Politically he is a democrat and in religion is of the Roman Catholic faith and a member of St. Peter's church in Rome. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club and is its president for 1924; belongs to the Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Teugega Country Club, Phi Rho Sigma, and was president of the latter during his senior year at college.

On September 7, 1914, in Buffalo, New York, Dr. Powers was married to Miss Mary Catharine Reding, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Reding of Dunkirk, New York. Mrs. Powers is a member of the Woman's Club. Dr. and Mrs. Powers have six children: Richard, Edward E., Jr., Mary Elizabeth, Alice Jannette, Frances Louise and Bernard. The Doctor's only hobby is golf.

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