Biography of Daniel B. Dwyer
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Daniel Bernard Dwyer. - One of the representative business men of Saranac Lake, where he has successfully engaged in the drug business for 25 years, is Mr. Dwyer, who is a native of New York. He was born at Plattsburg, June 4, 1884, the son of Michael and Ellen (Sullivan) Dwyer.

Michael Dwyer was born in Quebec, Canada, Oct. 10, 1857. He was the son of Michael Dwyer, a native of Ireland. Michael Dwyer, Jr., entered the employ of the Chateaugay Railway Company as a young man and later became passenger conductor. When that company was purchased by the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, Mr. Dwyer remained in their employ, being identified with railroad work for a period of 37 years. He retired at the age of 60 years and died at Lake Placid in 1922. Mr. Dwyer was married in 1883 to Miss Ellen Sullivan, the daughter of Daniel Sullivan of Plattsburg. To them were born five children: 1. Daniel B., the subject of this sketch. 2. George W., born Feb. 10, 1886, unmarried; lives at Saranac Lake. 3. Eugene E., born in 1888, is identified with the Chapman Motor Company, of Plattsburgh. 4. Winifred M., born in 1892, married James Madden, merchant, lives at Jay, N. Y. 5. David, born in 1894, died at Syracuse, while in training for service during the World War.

Daniel Bernard Dwyer obtained his education in the public schools of Saranac Lake and attended the New York College of Pharmacy, now one of the colleges of Columbia University. He was graduated from that institution in 1905 and upon his return to Saranac Lake he became associated with B. B. Flint, a prominent pioneer druggist of this city. This partnership continued until 1920, when the business was incorporated as Flint's Drug Stores, Inc. Stores were opened at Glens Falls and Lake George, and Mr. Dwyer was in complete charge of the store at Saranac Lake. He purchased the latter in 1930 but still maintains an interest in the corporation.

Mr. Dwyer was married on June 4, 1907, to Miss Margaret M. Carroll, the daughter of James and Mary Carroll of Malone. Both are deceased and are buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer have a daughter, Rita Isabel, born Sept. 15, 1917. She attends Saranac Lake High School.

In politics Mr. Dwyer has always been a Democrat. He and his family are members of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, and he is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge. He also belongs to the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club.

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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