CHARLES HARPER MONTGOMERY, M. D. - Foremost in all the institutional matters pertaining to medicology in The
Bronx, as well as one of the most accomplished general practitioners in this part of the city, his activities in
medicine being inclusive of nearly a quarter of a century, Dr. Charles Harper Montgoinery has developed his own
large field of beneficent influence in his profession and in general community welfare. He is of an old and substantial
English stock, and is a descendant on the paternal side of Count Robert Montgomery who led the right wing of William
the Conqueror's Army when he invaded England in 1066.
Dr. Charles Harper Montgomery was born at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, son of John and Catherine (MacKinnon)
Montgomery. John Montgomery, one of the leading educationalists and industrialists in New Brunswick, held the office
of Superintendent of Education in St. John; and was associated with the early wooden shipbuilding, just previous
to the building of the first steel ships, he was owner of two ships that made world round trips in the merchant
service; he was also a large landholder, having been the owner of a bleach green used in linen manufacture.
Dr. Montgomery attended the schools in New Brunswick and at Montreal; and matriculating at McGill and Dalhousie
colleges, he was graduated in 1903, with his degree of Doctor of Medicine; he was always an honor man in class
studies, winning several gold prizes, and he had been gold medallist in high school competitive examinations. He
was active, also, in football and other outdoor sports.
Establishing himself in general practice in New York in 1903, Dr. Montgomery was appointed visiting surgeon at
Harlem Eye and Ear Hospital, and visiting physician at Bellevue Hospital; and he was chief of staff at the Metropolitan
Hospital. Aside from his profession, Dr. Montgomery has extensive real estate holdings in the States of New York
and Florida, and he is engaged in developing divisions and sub divisions in Florida.
In his political views a Republican, Dr. Montgomery with his vote and influence supports the principles of that
party. In his medical associations, he is a member of The Bronx County Medical Society, North Side Medical Society,
American Medical Society, and an alumnus of the Metropolitan Hospital. Fraternally, he is affiliated with Guiding
Star Lodge, No. 571, Free and Accepted Masons; Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and
Bronx Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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