Keweenaw County Michigan

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Edward T. Abrams


EDWARD T. ABRAMS,, M. D., is located at Dollar Bay, Houghton County, Michigan, where he is physician and surgeon for a number of mining and manufacturing companies, and in addition maintains an office in Hancock, where he is to be found every afternoon. He is a man of recognized skill in the profession, and has a well established practice. Dr. Abrams was born at Eagle River, Keweenaw County, Michigan, November 20, 1860, and is a son of Michael and Lydia (Chegwin) Abrams.

Michael Abrams was born in Cornwall, England, and came to America in 1858, passing one year in Connecticut. He came to the Lake Superior mining region in 1859, and lived in this region until his death at Calumet, in 1889. He married Lydia Chegwin, a daughter of Alexander Chegwin, of Cornwall, England, who was a large mining contractor, and died in Cornwall in 1870. The Chegwins are direct descendants of the Keigwins of Mouses' Hole, Cornwall, through which family the ancestry can be traced back to the time of King Edward I. Our subject is one of seven children, as follows: Dr. Edward T.; Annie, wife of James D. Jones, of Calumet, Michigan; Harry, who lives at Calumet, Michigan; Amelia, wife of William Terrell, of Great Falls, Montana; James, a physician and surgeon of Red Jacket, Michigan; Susan, wife of James Simmons, of Calumet, Michigan; and Lydia, wife of Oscar Robbins, of Great Falls, Montana.

Dr. Edward T. Abrams received his primary education in the public schools of Houghton County, and at the early age of 13 years went to work in a blacksmith shop. He continued at that occupation for nearly six years, and then taught school, in that way acquiring enough money to permit him to procure an education. He was graduated from Dartmouth College and also attended Detroit Medical College and the Long Island College Hospital. He first practiced medicine with Dr. A. I. Lawbaugh, with whom he had previously studied, and in 1890 located in Dollar Bay, where he is now physician for the same corporation that formerly employed him in the blacksmith shop. He is also physician for the Lake Superior Smelting Company, the Dollar Bay Land Improvement Company and the Hancock Chemical Company. He also has a good practice in Hancock.

In 1890 Dr. Abrams was joined in marriage with Ida L. Howe, of Howell, Michigan, a daughter of Seymour E. Howe, who is a farmer of that vicinity. One daughter, Marguerite, was born to them and died in infancy. The Doctor is a Mason and Knight Templar, Sons of St. George, Modern Woodmen of America and Knights of the Maccabees. Religiously he is a member of the Congregational Church. In 1902 Olivett College conferred upon him the degree of Master of Arts. He is a member of the American
Medical Association, the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, to which he was elected in 1902.