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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York published by Chapman Publishing Co., in 1895.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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LORENZO S. BARTHOLOMEW, M. D. Probably no physician in the vicinity of Reading Center is more thoroughly equipped for his profession than the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. His studies have been widely extended and prosecuted under exceptional advantages, and he asks no odds of ancestors, rank or position to lend color to his ability in his chosen work. The writer, aside from the knowledge of his professional skill, knows but the barest facts concerning his career.

Mr. Bartholomew was born at Barrington, Yates County, N. Y., November 3, 1849, his parents being Alfred G. and Anna P. (Fish) Bartholomew. The father, a millwright by trade, is at present residing in Dundee, in which place Mrs. Bartholomew died in 1878. In the parental family were included a son and two daughters. The subject of this sketch was reared in Yates County, making that state his home until about 1875. His literary education was obtained in the common schools of Dundee and at Starkey Seminary. Desirous of following a professional life, for which he seemed peculiarly adapted, he began the study of medicine in 1881 as a student in the Buffalo Medical College. From this noted institution he was graduated with honors as a Doctor of Medicine three years later.

When looking about for a suitable location in which to practice, Dr. Bartholomew came to Reading Center, where he has been established ever since, and is ready at all times to alleviate such human suffering as presents itself to his attention. Dr. Bartholomew and Miss Matilda C. Thomas were united in marriage in Yates County, N. Y., June 20, 1878. Mrs. Bartholomew was born in that county August 18, 1850, the daughter of David Thomas, who departed this life at Rushville, N. Y., in 1886. The Doctor and his estimable wife have become the parents of two children, Grace and Allen P. They are members in excellent standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the former has held many of the important official positions in the same. He takes a very active part in all local affairs, and in him the community has a faithful and unswerving friend, ever alert to serve its best interests, and one who can be depended upon at all times. In politics he is, and always has been, a strong supporter of Republican principles. Socially he is a member of the Chemung County Medical Society, in the work of which he takes an interested and active part.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York published in 1895. 

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