Biography of Dr. Glenwood M. DeLisser
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Glenwood M. DeLisser, M. D., has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession for more than 30 years and is numbered among the leading physicians of Franklin County. He is established in practice at Tupper Lake.

Dr. DeLisser was born at Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1873, the son of Richard L. and Elizabeth Mary (Puffer) DeLisser.

Richard L. DeLisser was born in Jamaica, West Indies, in 1819, of English and French descent. He came to the United States in 1849 and settled in Brooklyn, where he founded a chemical laboratory. He was the inventor of the centrifugal filter from which developed the cream separator, now in use in every dairy in the world. Mr. DeLisser died in 1888 and is buried in Brooklyn. He was married in 1849 to Miss Elizabeth Mary Puffer, the daughter of George S. Puffer, who was president of the Atlantic State Bank of Brooklyn. Her mother was the daughter of Major John Stagg, who was private secretary to Gen. George Washington during the final days of the Revolutionary War. To Richard L. and Elizabeth Mary (Puffer) DeLisser the following children were born: 1. Samuel, deceased. 2. Mary Francis, married Dr. Frank L. Keith, of Brooklyn. 3. George William. 4. Cornelia, deceased. 5. Richard Lionel, deceased. 6. Gertrude, deceased, was the wife of William Conover, of Red Bank, N. J. 7. Ella, married Johann J. Broes van Heckeren. 8. Shelton. 9. Edward. 10. Glenwood M., the subject of this sketch.

Glenwood M. DeLisser attended the Brooklyn public schools and in 1892 was graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He attended Washington University at St. Louis, Mo., from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1897. After serving as interne in the St Louis City Hospital, Dr. DeLisser established a private practice at Flat River, Mo., where he remained for three years. He returned east in 1902, spent seven years in practice at Bridgeport, Conn., and was located in New York City for a period of 14 years. Dr. DeLisser established his present practice at Tupper Lake in 1923. Besides his extensive private practice he is surgeon for the St. Regis Paper Company.

Dr. DeLisser was married in December, 1897, to Miss May Benjamin, the daughter of Lieut. Edward Benjamin, U. S. A. Their son, Austin M., was born in 1899 at Flat River, Mo. He was educated in the public schools of Brooklyn and is a graduate of Brooklyn Polytechnic Instiute. He is connected with Cheney Brothers, silk importers and manufacturers, of New York, as an adjuster. May (Benjamin) DeLisser died in 1904 and is buried at Stratford, Conn. Dr. DeLisser was married (second) in 1913 to Lillian Claire D'Acosta, who died in 1927. She is buried in the Catholic Cemetery, at Tupper Lake.

Dr. DeLisser is identified with the Franklin County, New York State and American Medical associations. He has always been a Republican and is president of the Rod and Gun Club of Tupper Lake, also holding membership in the Tupper Lake Sports Association. Since 1913 he has been a member of the Catholic Church.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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