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 - clos-tnx. Dr. Lrnli Hallock Dead. Dr. Lewis...
clos-tnx. Dr. Lrnli Hallock Dead. Dr. Lewis Hallock died at his home, 34 East Thirty-ninth Thirty-ninth Thirty-ninth Street, yesterday afternoon. afternoon. He was the oldest practicing physician physician in this city, and probably in America. He was born in this city June 30, 1803, and resided here without interruption, except except during a few years of his boyhood, when he attended school. His father, Jacob Hallock, was a lineal descendant of Peter Hallock, first of the name in this country, and one of the Pilgrim Fathers, tvho came to America in 1040. and, with the colony of thirteen members, purchased from the Indians a large tract of land in Southold. I I. They were the first white settlers in that part of the island. J&cob Hallock. soon after his marriage to Miss Sarah Mather, moved to this city, and engaged in mercantile mercantile pursuit?, until his death, in 1813. He left two sons, Horace, the younger son, who settled In Detroit, Mich.; the other. Dr. Lewis Hallock, finished his preparatory studies at Clinton Academy. East Hampton, Hampton, L . I., then the second incorporated academy in the State. The latter commenced the study of medicine medicine with a relative. Dr. Elisha Hallock of Southold, I I. In the following year he returned returned to this city and entered the office of Dr. John W. Francis. Professor of Obstetrics Obstetrics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons Surgeons in this city, from which he was graduated graduated In lsJO. After, practicing allopathy with average success for fifteen years. Dr. Hallock was induced to try the efficacy of homoeopathic remedies in some special cases. The result was so gratifying that, after a careful trial and comparison of a year, he became an avowed convert, and joined the homoeopathic ranks, being about the twelfth member of the small association. association. In the year 1841 he united with others in founding the American Institute of Homoeopathy, Homoeopathy, and subsequently became a member of the county. State and National societies, and one year held th office of President of the city and county society. He twice declined the office of a professor in the Homeopathic College, but acted as a member of the Board of Censors since the organisation of that body for examining each graduating class of -students. -students. He was one of the Trustees of the New York Homeopathic Homeopathic Medical College and" Hospital, and represented Flower Hospital at the Saturday Saturday and Sunday Association. On the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation. graduation. Lr. Hallock received the honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine from tha Faculty Faculty and Trustees of the Homeopathic College. College. The diploma was presented at a dinner dinner given in his honor by his early friend and classmate. Dr. John Grey, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. On the evening of Marc a . I, the New York Medical Club gave Dr Hallock a complimentary dinner at the Hotel Savoy, the occasion being the anniversary anniversary of the seventieth year since he was graduated In -medicine. -medicine. Dr. Hallock was one of the incorporators of the City Mission and Tract .Society, and a member of the Consistory or the Collegiate Church for many years. He ha been in failing health for months. ! i His wife died four years sgo. Three daughters survive him. (

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 04 Mar 1897, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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