Niagara County

1897 Biography - Michael Talbott

Talbott, Michael, M. D., was born in Kings county, Ireland, May 12, 1846, a son of Robert Talbott, a wealthy land agent, now deceased. Dr. Talbott was educated in the National Schools of Belfast and at the age of eighteen immigrated to America, settling at Buffalo, N. Y., where he entered the school of the Christian Brothers and was graduated there from after a two years' course; he then entered the Buffalo Sisters' Hospital as a medical student and remained for five years, at the end of which time he took a course in medicine and surgery in the University of Buffalo, from which institution he was graduated with honors in 1871. In 1872 Dr. Talbott removed to Suspension Bridge and has since remained in the successful practice of his profession. April 13, 1875, he married Mary Dampfield of Clifton, Ont. (now Niagara Falls, Ont.), and they have had eight children, six of whom survive. Dr. Talbott is a member of the Association of Railroad Surgeons of the State of New York and was health officer of the village of Suspension Bridge for nineteen years and the first health officer of the city of Niagara Falls, retiring from that office in 1894. He is also a member of the Niagara County Medical Society and the Niagara Falls Academy of Medicine. Dr. Talbott is a man of liberal education and is justly popular in both professional and social circles.

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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