[Crego, Floyd S.]
Crego, Floyd S., M.
D., Buffalo, was born in Tompkins county, N. Y., February 24, 1856.
He is a son of Russell Crego and Avaline Marsters, his wife, who
descended from John Marsters, a Revolutionary hero who came to this
country with the Marquis de Lafayette in 1776, served in the war
and settled in New Haven, Conn. He is ninth of the line of Nathan
Crego, the progenitor of most of the name in America, who came from
Holland in 1627, and settled in New Amsterdam (now New York). The
family were prominent in the Indian wars and in the Revolution.
Dr. Crego was educated at the Boy’s Academy in Albany, subsequently
taking a two years’ course at the Chickering Classical School in
Cincinnati. He was graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in
1879, receiving the degree of M. D.; he also took special courses
in nervous and mental diseases at the University of Heidelberg,
spending three years in Europe in study. In 1881 he came to Buffalo
and was appointed physician to the Buffalo State Hospital; he resigned
in 1885 to engage in private practice, also taking charge of the
Providence Retreat, of which he is still chief of staff. He has
contributed articles to various medical journals, some of which
have attracted much attention, notably those on epilepsy and nervous
diseases, and was a member of the council of the section on nervous
diseases of the medical congress held in Washington in 1887; is
professor of insanity and diseases of the brain and instructor in
nervous diseases in the University of Buffalo, medical department.
He is attending physician to the nervous department of the Erie
County Hospital and secretary of the executive board of the medical
staff, and a member of the Erie County Medical Society, the New
York State Medical Society, the Buffalo Academy of Medicine, the
Buffalo Medical Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the
lodge of Ancient Landmarks, No. 441, F. & A. M., also of the Commandery
and the Shrine. He has served for many years in various departments
of the National Guard and at present is surgeon of the 4th Brigade
with the rank of major. In May, 1885, he married Catharine W., daughter
of Henry Childs of Buffalo, and they have three children; Floyd
H., Richard C. and George S.