|Birth: ||May 12, 1896|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 1977|
Alton Wilcox Corey was the son of Spencer J. and Maybell (Wilcox) Corey. He was born in Owosso, Michigan and married Verneita Mae Glade. The "Berrien Bicentennial" 1776-1976 was edited by James T. Carney and published in 1976 by the Berrien County Bicentennial Commission. This book was printed by the Tesar Printing Company, Stevensville, Michigan. In the section of this book about Weesaw Township you can read: "Doctor A. W. Corey came to New Troy in 1922 and started practice in his small home, using a bedroom as office space. Some years later he built a large attractive home in the center of town and used the basement for his office. The ideal image of the dedicated country doctor, he made house calls 24 hours a day and delivered thousands of babies for two generations." And also "In 1951, Dr. Corey underwent a serious operation and had planned to retire. A big party was held in his honor, but his health continued to improve and he was persuaded to go back into practice. Dr. Corey finally retired for good in 1961, after 39 years of dedicated service, and moved to Florida. Over 700 attended his retirement party, a fitting tribute to his many years of caring for others."
Alton W. Corey had a WWI draft registration card filed in 1917 in Owosso, Michigan. His obituary from St. Petersburgh, Florida says he was a WWI Navy Veteran.
Mabel J Corey (1875 - 1915)
Verneita Mae Glade Corey (1900 - 1987)
New Troy Cemetery
Created by: William Brackett
Record added: Apr 09, 2008
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