Huggins, William Q., M.D., is a son of William W, and Elmira (Pitt) Huggins, and was born at Mount Morris, N. Y., August 9, 1840. He was educated at Nunda, Dansville and Temple Hill, and in 1861 was graduated from the Cincinnati Medical College. On April 15, 1861, he enlisted as a private in the 1st N. Y. Light Artillery, and when his term of ninety days had expired he re-enlisted and served until the close of the war. -He participated in all the battles of the Peninsula, second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Lookout Mountain, was wounded five times, and was once taken prisoner, but escaped from Cohaba prison and made his way back to the Union lines. He was promoted to the captaincy of his company, and in 1865, after a long and meritorious service, was honorably discharged. Soon after the war he resumed his medical studies, was graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1870, and in the same year settled in Sanborn. Niagara county, where he has ever since resided and successfully practices his profession. Dr. Huggins became a fellow of the New York State Medical Association November 19, 1885; he is a member of the American Medical and Tri-Republic Health Associations, the State Board of health, the A. G. U. W., and several other scientific, social and college societies. He is secretary of the L. S. Pension Board of Examining Surgeons of Niagara county, has served as county coroner for seven years, and for fourteen years has been commander of Mabon Post, G. A. R., of Sanborn. He is also a prominent 32 Mason and a member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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