WALTER D. GREENE, M.D., is the seventh son of Stephen S. and Lydia Chase Greene, and was born in Starksboro, Vt., April 20, 1853. The rudimentary education of Dr. Greene was gained in the district school of his native village. Later he had the advantages of a classical and scientific course in the Union Springs, N. Y., Seminary. His academic education being finished, he removed to Buffalo, where he entered the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo, graduating in 1876.
For two years after his graduation. Dr. Greene was connected with the staff of the Rochester City Hospital as Junior Assistant Physician and House Physician. In 1878 he went to Mendon, Monroe County, where he practiced till 1880. In the fall of that year he returned to Buffalo, and opened an office, presently obtaining an extensive practice. In 1882 Dr. Greene became District Physician of the Buffalo Health Department. In December, 1896, he was appointed Deputy Health Officer. His efficient services won the favorable recognition of the public and the authorities, and on the 1st of January, 1902, he was appointed by Mayor Knight head of the city Health Department, serving until 1907.
Dr. Greene is a 33d degree Scottish Rite Mason. He is a member of the Acacia Club, the New York State Medical Society, the Erie County Medical Society, the American Public Health Association, and the American Medical Association. He also belongs to the Buffalo Historical Society, the Buffalo Club, and the Whig Hall, the last named organization being connected with Princeton University, and being the second oldest literary body in the United States.
November 28, 1878, Dr. Greene married Mary Pursel. The children of the union are: Frank S., who was born December 17, 1880, and died in infancy, and Clayton W., who was born March 14, 1884.
SOURCE: Memorial and Family History of Erie County New York; Volume I