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 John Magee

John Magee

Birth
Death 17 Apr 1920 (aged 64)
New York, USA
Burial Chestertown, Warren County, New York, USA
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The Warrensburgh (NY) News
Thursday, April 22, 1920

OBITUARY
Dr. John Magee
Dr. John Magee, for forty-five years
prominently identified with the medical
profession in Troy and Lansingburgh,
and also active in politics, died
late Saturday afternoon In Chestertown,
where he had maintained a sum-
mer residence for many years. Hav-
ing been compelled to retire from ac-
tive practice because of falling health
he had foor the last year of two lived
all of the time in Chestertown. He
died at the home of Mrs Henrietta
Smith. Dr Magee was born in Thur-
man August 10, 1855. He studied Med-
icine at the University of Vermont
and at the College of Physicians and
Surgeons in Baltimore, Md., from
which institution he was graduated.
He afterward studied at the Post-Grad-
uate Medical School in New York city
In 1874 he went to Europe and took
advanced work at the University of
Vienna and at the University of Heid-
elberg, where he studied the use of
serums under Dr Koch. In 1880 he
began practice in Troy. At the same
time his two brothers, Daniel and
Hugh, both now deceased, were also
practicing medicine, one in Troy and
the other in Chestertown. Shortly af-
ter Dr Magee's arrival in Troy and epi-
demic of smallpox broke out. He as-
sumed full charge of the campain
against the disease, and in fighting it
he used the diphtheria antitoxin, be-
ing one of the first in this country to
experiment with it successfully. Be-
sides his medical duties Dr Magee
took an active part in the political life
of the village of Lansingburgh. He was
elected president of the village and
also served as police commissioner, fire
commissioner, school trustee and
health officer. He was the last health
officer of the village of Lansingburg,
and held the office for seventeen years.
A keen interest in sport was one of
the most salient of Dr Magee"s char-
acteristics. For several years he con-
ducted a stock farm at Chester,
where he took great pride in breed-
ing blooded horses. He was also an
authority on trout fishing. The breed-
ing of dogs was another of his activi-
ties. Dr Magee was a member of the
Rensselaer County Medical Society
and of Phoenix Lodge, F and A M.
He is survived by his wife Mrs Addie
Wilcox Magee, of Chestertown: two
sons, Clarence Ashley Magee, of Ches-
tertown, and Dr John A Magee of
Waterford; two sisters, Mrs Mary E
Crossen, of Staten Island, and Mrs
D E Pasco, of Warrensburg, and
two brothers, Andrew and Joseph Ma-
gee, both of Warrensburgh. Funeral
services were held Tuesday afternoon
at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by the Rev
A J Seamans, at the home of Mrs
Smith. Burial in Chester Rural ceme-
tery.


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  • Created by: Thomas Dunne
  • Added: 14 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20947945
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Magee (10 Aug 1855–17 Apr 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20947945, citing Chester Rural Cemetery, Chestertown, Warren County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Dunne (contributor 46784633) .