Dr. Albert Edmond Salter was born on the 7th of October, 1847 in Chatham, Ontario. His parents were Albert Pellew Salter and the former Catherine Ellen Barber. His father was born in England and his mother was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Salter was the second of 7 children. His siblings were Annie, Letitia, John, Mary, Emily and Catherine. His father was a distinguished provincial land surveyor.
Dr. Salter’s early education is unknown. He was known to be practicing with Dr. Charles Askin in Chatham in 1867, as a medical student. Dr. Salter graduated from The Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Chicago in 1891. He received his medical licence in New York in 1891.
Around 1890, Dr. Salter moved to Buffalo, New York, where he was practicing medicine. He married Magdelan M. Mauerman. She was born on the 11th of August, 1857, the daughter of John Mauerman and the former Anna Wagner. Her father was a plasterer and she had 6 siblings, including Theodore, Frank, Edward, Michael, Philip and Rosa. According to the 1875 census, Mrs. Salter was a dress maker.
Dr. and Mrs. Salter had 3 children. Their son, Albert P. Salter was born in December of 1892 (d. 1966) and served in the United States Army during World War I. A second son, Leo W. Salter was born in November of 1893 (d. 1982) and their daughter Mary was born in November of 1895.
Dr. Salter died on the 12th of November, 1920 in Buffalo, New York. His wife Magdelan died on the 26th of February, 1927. They are buried in the United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, U.S.A.
*Dr. Charles James Stuart Askin also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.