Dr. Albert Edmond Salter was born in Chatham on the 7th of October, 1847. He was the 2nd of 8 children born to 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’s father was a distinguished provincial land surveyor and his siblings were; Anna Maria Salter, Letitia Catherine Salter, John Henry Salter, Mary D. Salter, Emily Salter, Catherine Salter and Charles Edward Salter.
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 3rd of 7 children born to John B. Mauerman and the former Anna Marie Wagner. Her father was a plasterer and her siblings were; Joseph Mauerman (who died at the age of 2), Theodore F. Mauerman, Frank Mauerman, Edward J. Mauerman, Michael Mauerman, Philip Mauerman and Rose M. Mauerman. According to the 1875 census, Mrs. Salter was a dress maker.
Dr. and Mrs. Salter had 3 children all born in Buffalo, New York. Their son, Albert Pellew Salter was born on the 16th of December, 1892 (d. 1966). A second son, Leo William Salter was born on the 1st of November, 1893 (d. 1982) and their daughter Marie Catherine Salter was born on the 24th of November, 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.
**Dr. Salter’s son, Albert Pellen Salter served with the United States Military during WWI and WWII. Dr. Salter’s son, Leo William Salter served with the United States Military during WWI.