Dr. Albert Edmond Salter was born on the 7th of October, 1847 in Chatham. 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. 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 was associated with Dr. Charles Askin in Chatham in 1867, as a medical student. Dr. Salter attended the University of Toronto and graduated from The Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Chicago in 1891. He received his medical licence in New York in 1891. Soon after Dr. Salter moved to Buffalo, New York.
He married Magdelan M. Mauerman. Mrs. Salter was born in New York on the 11th of August, 1857. She was the 2nd of 7 children born to John Mauerman and the former Anna Wagner. Her father was a plasterer and her siblings were; 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 Salter was born in November of 1895.
Dr. Salter died at his residence, 32 St. Paul Street in Buffalo on the 12th of November, 1920. His wife Magdelan continued to reside at 32 St Paul Street with her 2 sons after the death of her husband. She died on the 26th of February, 1927. Dr. and Mrs. Salter were 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.