Pueblo County, Colorado
H. Edward Forrester, D. D. S.
Contributed by Jean Griesan.
H. Edward Forrester, D. D. S., who is one of the successful professional men of Pueblo, has his office in the Swift block, corner of Sixth and Main streets. During the years of his active practice he has met with unusual success, as a result of the care and thought he devotes to his work, and his thorough information concerning its every department. He has made a specialty of crown and bridge work, in which he is considered an expert, and the peer of any dentist in his city.
Dr. Forrester was born in Elmira, N. Y., in 1860, a son of Henry and Mary (Howell) Forrester, natives of New York state. His father, who was a prominent wholesale grocer of Elmira, and for many years an influential citizen of that city, is now living in Denver retired from the business cares that formerly engrossed his time and thought. While he has never held official position nor sought prominence in public affairs, he has positive opinions in politics, being a stanch Republican. He had two sons and two daughters. George E., who resides in Salt Lake City, is traveling auditor of the Rio Grande Western Railroad; Mary E. is deceased; and Lena May lives in Denver.
In the old-established academy at Elmira, N.Y., our subject supplemented the knowledge he gained in the public school. He studied dentistry in the Philadelphia Dental College of Philadelphia, and upon his graduation opened an office in Lyons, N. Y., where he gradually built up a valuable practice. Many of his patients were people of wealth and high standing. Among them were the family of Lieutenant Brownson, who purchased in England the war vessels used by the government in the Spanish war.
The close confinement incident to professional work and the unhealthful climate of New York so affected Dr. Forrester's health that he was forced to leave the city. With the hope that California might benefit him he went to San Jose, and he became connected with the dental department of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of San Francisco, but was compelled to seek a higher altitude, so he resigned his position. He came to Colorado in 1881, and for nine months made Leadville his headquarters. He spent some years in Pueblo later, when he was connected with the dry-goods house of T. P. Peale & Co. Since he settled permanently in Pueblo in 1898 he has greatly improved in health, and has engaged steadily in professional work. Without in the least underestimating the extent of his knowledge and his skill as a dentist, it may, however, be truthfully stated that his success is, to a large extent, due to his genial, pleasant disposition, and his manly qualities of heart and mind, which have won for him the friendship of the best people in every place where he has resided.
In 1886 Dr. Forrester married Adelaide Kern, of Terre Haute, Ind., and they have one son and two daughters: George Kern, Margaret Esther and May Anna. In politics the doctor is a stanch Republican and a firm friend of the present (McKinley) administration. He and his wife are identified with the First Presbyterian Church, of which he was recently unanimously elected Sunday-school superintendent.
Extracted from "Portrait and Biographical Record of the State of Colorado," published by Chapman Publishing Company in Chicago in 1899.
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