Dr. William Agur Hawley, Jr

Dr. William Agur Hawley, Jr

Birth
Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 May 1891 (aged 69)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot Sect 53 plot 66
Memorial ID 98211896 · View Source
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William Agur Hawley, M.D., died at his home, No. 407 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday morning, May 16th, after an illness of about three months. Heart difficulty developed a few years ago, and he became conscious then that his days were numbered. He was one of the oldest homeopathic practitioners in Central New York, and adhered rigidly and conscientiously to his convictions in regard to the practice of medicine.
Dr. Hawley was born August 28th, 1820, in Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He was a son of Rev. W.A. Hawley, a Congregational minister, who preached for twenty-five years in that place, the Hawley family being descendants of Joseph Hawley, who settled in Stratford, Connecticut, about 1630. Dr. Hawley was fitted for college by his father, and when eighteen years old, entered Williams College, and graduated with credit in 1842. He first turned his attention to teaching, going for that purpose to Kentucky. In the winter of 1848 he returned to New England and took up the study of medicine, and graduated from the Albany (New York) Medical College in 1851, as he himself expressed it, "a confident believer in allopathy" He began the practice of medicine in Albany and in a few years turned his attention to Homeopathy.
From Albany he went to Saratoga Springs and associated himself with Dr. Bedortha in the "water cure" at that place. He then took charge of the "water cure" establishment at Lebanon Springs, Columbia County, which was the first "water cure" establishment in this country, and was very successful. After a year or so spent at Lebanon, he removed to Watertown, and in 1861 came to Syracuse and associated himself with Dr. A.R. Morgan, and was practiced there ever since. He was one of the oldest homeopathic physicians in the country, and his practice was characterized by a strict obedience to its laws. He was a thinker, not alone on the practice of medicine, but on many subjects which claimed his attention. His position in his profession was in the front rank, and he was honored by his brethern in many ways, having held the office of President of the County Homeopathic Society eight years out of the twenty-seven of its existence. He was a member of the International Hahnemannian Association, of which he was President in 1888. He was also a member of the Central New York Homeopathic Society.
In September 1851, he was married to Miss Willard, of Massachusetts, who died in 1889. He leaves three children, Mary E., William A., of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Mrs. M. J. Howes, of Holyoke, Mass.

The Homeopathic Physician: a monthly journal of medical science, volume 11 (July 1891)



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 98211896
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