Seeking more information on Dr. Seldom Burdon OVERLOCK. His middle name of BURDON may have been his mother's maiden name. He was chief of staff for Day-Kimball Hospital, Putnam, Windham Co., Connecticut. The early years of the hospital's history is best defined by the then Chief of Staff Dr. Seldom Burdon OVERLOCK. Doctor OVERLOCK was an imposing (tall and in later years somewhat heavy set). His practice spanned all aspect of medicine and surgery. He was born in Steuben, Washington Co., Maine on 13 November 1859 and was trained at Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City (graduated in 1889). He practiced for 5 years in Steuben Maine before coming to Pomfret and Putnam in 1894 (the year the hospital was being built). Also during his career Dr. OVERLOCK was President of the Connecticut State Medical Society during 1908 and 1909.
Dr. OVERLOCK died at home 08 October 1934 at age 74 after a long illness. His home was located on the corner of Routes 169 & 44 in Pomfret, CT. The house burned down. And all that remained was the horse barn, which is now the home of "The Vanilla Bean Cafe".
I'm trying to find out who his parents were. If he had any brothers & sisters. And also if he was married and to whom. And if he had any children. Any information will be helpful. Also Dr. OVERLOCK was known to keep an extensive scrapbook on the goings on of his life and the Day-Kimball Hospital. I'm also in search of the person holding that scrapbook if it still exists. So far it seems all OVERLOCK families can be traced back to one OVERLOCK family that came to Maine from Germany.