ATHERTON, Alfred Bennsion, physician and surgeon. S/O John Atherton and Charlotte Perley BENNISON; both of Puritan stock.
Alfred b. Queensbury, NB, Canada Jan.22, 1843. Educ. U.of N.B. (B.A 1862) -- Grad. in med. at Harvard 1866 1867 received dipl. of the Royal Coll. of Phys. and Surg., Edinburg. --Practice Fredricton till 1884 -- further course of study London, Eng. Then to Toronto, Ontario. Toronto till 1895 then took position in Fredricton Hosp.
Held various positions in different hospitals and was V.P. of the Can. Med Assn. & Pres. of the Toronto Med. Soc.
Was a Methodist; polit. persuasion, an Independent. M. May 1867/68 Sarah WILEY, D/O Robert Wiley of Fredricton.
Alfred's Grandpa was Benjamin who m. Abigail MOOERS d/o Peter Mooers and Mary HOWE
Benjamin was cousin to Sir Charles Humphrey Atherton; senator rep. of NH during the administrations of Presidents Van Buren, Harrison & Tyler.
Ben may have been the son of Benjamin Sr. and Mary Toothacher??? ( haven't proven this) If so, Ben Sr. is the s/o Joshua Atherton and Mary GULLIVER.