Mr. Whip

Family Doctors Of Marblehead

By Harry Wilkinson

DR. PERLEY L. SANBORN was "great in service, for 64 years he healed" as noted on the Sanborn family stone at Waterside. He was a dearly beloved figure and his former patients do remember his kindness, generosities, good humor, and his pleasing bedside manner.

Born in 1851 in West Unity, Maine he died on February 3,1941, at the age of 89. His wife Octavia and son Tracy L. survived him. Services were held at his home at 79 Pleasant Street with the Old North minister Rev. Wiese officiating. The pallbearers were all his good doctor associates--Dr. Winthrop Watts, Dr. Calvin Chamberlain, Dr. Thomas Barrett, Dr. Franklin Ireson, Drs. Edward and William Dretler, and Dr. Edward Burbeck.

Dr. Sanborn had been educated at Datmouth and his degree came from the Bellevue Hospital Medical School. He served our townspeople for some three decades, and it once was figured that he delivered 3000 babies to mothers here.

DR. ERNEST L. WOODMAN on the Mary Alley Hospital staff since 1947. A graduate of Exeter Academy in 1931, Havard in 1935, and Tufts in 1938, He served in WWII in the South Pacific in the Navy Medical Corps as a Lieutenant, J.G. At the war's end he was a Lieutenant Commander. He came to Marblehead in 1949 to start his general practice.

Dr. Wood man died at the age of 39 on November 7,1951, and the funeral services were held fir him by Rev. Father Norton at St. Michael's Church. Many of the doctor's friends were honorary pallbearers. Others who acted as pallbearers were James Canniffe, W. Gregory Coffin, Harold Howie, Ronald Smith, and Murray Ladd.

Woodman had been a Rotary Club member of many town societies. Surviving him was his wife Ethel and three daughters. Interment was in Bartlett Cemetery in Amesbury, as he was a native of that town.

The noted nose and throat specialist WILLIAM T. HALEY, SR. lived at 31 Phillips Street and on Beacon Street in Boston. He died at age 88 down in Gainsville, Florida, while vacationing, January, 22, 1956.

A native of the town, he had graduated from Tufts Medical School in 1912 and served his internship in Cambridge, Providence, and Boston. He was Chief of Staff at Boston's St Elizabeth's Hospital for some 15 years besides serving on the Mary Alley staff from 1952 to 1956.

Dr. Haley, who received a fine tribute at the time of his passing from Rev. Father Regan of Boston's Back Bay, was survived by his wife Mary Louise, two sons, Dr. William T. Haley, Jr, and John S. Haley, and one daughter.

A requiem high mass was held at Star of the Sea Church with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.