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AND SOUTH JEFFERSON COUNTY, NY

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DR. LOIS GANNETT

The following is transcribed with permission from "The Jefferson County Journal."
Article publication date - September 18, 1974
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Dr. Lois Gannett was believed to have been the first woman "horse and buggy doctor" in South Jefferson County.  Dr Gannett was born April 4, 1868, at Woodville, daughter of William H. and Sophia Leffingwell Eastman.  In 1889 she was graduated from the school of nursing of the Good Shepherd hospital, Syracuse, and upon her graduation she was appointed in charge of St. Barnabas hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.  She resigned from that position at the time of her marriage at Belleville, on October 4, 1893, to Warren E. Gannett of Baldwinsville.  Following her marriage, she lived on Big Galloup Island where Mr. Gannett operated his father's farm.  They then moved to Smithville, where they lived until Mr. Gannett's death in 1900.

Following the death of her husband, Dr. Gannett enrolled in the college of medicine at Syracuse University and was graduated in 1904, the only woman in a class of 31.  She then took a course in obstetrics at Women's hospital, which is affiliated with the Women's College of Medicine at Philadelphia, Pa.  Dr. Gannett opened her first office on West Church Street, Adams, and later built a home with an office at 16 North Main street.  In 1921, Dr. Gannett, with the late Miss Lina Lightbourne, a registered nurse who had been with Dr. Gannett for a number of years, established an office in the Woolworth building, Watertown.  Dr. Gannett continued to practice there until her retirement in 1935. She continued to live in Watertown until about 1950 when she moved back to Adams on East Church Street.

Dr. Gannett was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the Women's Auxiliary of the church, a 50 year Golden Sheath member of the Smithville Grange and a member of the Etude Club.  She was also a member of the Women's Medial Society of New York State, and an associate member of the American Medical Association.  Before her retirement, she was a member of the radiography service department of the medical staff of the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown.< style="font-weight: bold;">

Dr. Gannett once served as chief of the physiotherapy department of H.G.S. and was a member of the training school committee of the H.G.S. She practiced medicine in Adams and Watertown for a total of 31 years. She died at the age of 88 in 1956 and was survived by the following relatives:  Miss Marjorie Eastman, East Lansing, Mich.,  Miss Helen Eastman, Cambridge, Mass., and Mrs. Willis H. (Dorothy) Ryder, Carmel and tow nephews, William B. and Roger G. Eastman, both of Belleville, N. Y.

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1849 MARRIAGE RECORDS

1884 DOWNTOWN ADAMS FIRE
ADAMS, NY HISTORY

ALLEN FAMILY


ADAMS, NY PHOTO SLIDESHOW

ADAMS, NY ARCHIVAL IMAGES
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TUG HILL COMMISSION
BELLOFF FAMILY
GENERAL
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ADAMS, NY


DR. LOIS GANNETT



GENEALOGY
AND HISTORY LINKS
To New York State Resources,
Jefferson County Histories,
10th Mountain Division,
and much more.


HISTORIC FACTS OF
JEFFERSON COUNTY,
NEW YORK

HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
OF SOUTH JEFFERSON, NY

HISTORIC WRITINGS
BY ADAMS, NY RESIDENTS
HISTORY OF HOMES
AND LAND IN ADAMS, NY

HISTORY OF ADAMS AND
JEFFERSON COUNTY, NY
TOWN AND VILLAGE NAMING ORIGINS
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL
TRANSCRIPTIONS

Tuesday, March 10, 1896

Tuesday, March 31, 1896

June 16, 1896

Wednesday, April 18, 1945

Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Adams, NY Celebrates 200 Years!

Permission to reproduce
these archival papers granted
by The Jefferson County Journal
MEMORIES OF
THE OLD HOMESTEAD
BY HENRY LYMAN

NORTH ADAMS CHURCH
OFFICIAL RECORDS
Membership records,
births, deaths, baptisms,
excummunications,
burial locations

PATRICK - THOMPSON
CEMETERY RECORDS
Patrick Road, Adams, NY
This cemetery sits on the town line
for Adams and Rodman.  The majority
of the cemetery is in the town of Adams.

POTTER'S OF
JEFFERSON
AND ONEIDA COUNTIES
RECORDS:  LAND & DEEDS REMINISCENSES OF ADAMS, NY
RING FAMILY RING' STORE HISTORY;
INCLUDING COOPER AND
DWIGHT BLOCK
VITAL RECORDS INFORMATION
FOR THE UNITED STATES
VILLAGE OF
ADAMS, NEW YORK SETTLED IN 1800

F. W. WOOLWORTH
OF RODMAN, NY

EVOLUTION OF THE DEPARTMENT STORE
Woolworth's, Watertown, NY,
Belk, Bloomingdale, Gimbel's, Harrod's,

Hudson, Macy's, Marshall Field, Wanamaker, Montgomery Ward


KING OF THE FIVE-AND-DIME

FRANK WINFIELD WOOLWORTH, 1852-1919

WATERTOWN, NY:
Concern for Woolworth Building Future

WOOLWORTH CLOSES ALL STORES

WOOLWORTH CLOSES VARIETY STORE ERA

WOOLWORTH VIRTUAL MUSEUM
YEARBOOK TRANSCRIPTIONS:
1923 ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL

1924 ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL
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