Biography of Dr. John Greer
Franklin County, NY Biographies





John Greer, D. V. S., has had a wide experience in his profession and is a representative citizen of Saranac Lake. He was born in Ormstown, Quebec, April 9, 1874, the son of William and Anne Jane (McClintock) Greer.

William Greer, a native of Canada, was born in 1846, and spent his entire life as a farmer. He was married in 1872 to Miss Anne Jane McClintock, the daughter of John and Katherine Cairns McClintock, of Ormstown. To Mr. and Mrs. Greer were born six children: 1. John, the subject of this sketch. 2. Frederick, born in 1875, died at the age of 14 years. 3. Annie Jane, born in 1877, married Drummond Mode, farmer, lives at VanKleek Hill, Ont. 4. William, born July 12, 1881, farmer, lives at Ormstown. 5. Sidney S., born July 17, 1885. He has been an accountant in the employ of It. G. Dun & Co., Montreal, for the past 25 years. 6. James, born Jan. 17, 1887, a farmer of Ormstown, Quebec.

John Greer received his early education in the public schools of Ormstown, and at Huntington Academy. He received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Surgery in 1896 at McGill University, in Montreal. Dr. Greer began his professional career at Colorado Springs, Colo., and for a time was identified with the Denver Veterinary Hospital. In 1901 he returned to Ormstown and during the same year established his practice at Fort Covington, N. Y. From 1903 until 1908 he was located at Malone, and for one year of that period was veterinary inspector in the Bureau of Animal Industry in Chicago. Dr. Greer came to Saranac Lake in 1908 and is located at 12 Dorsey Street. He is also city meat and milk inspector under supervision of the Saranac Lake Board of Health, and is a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society.

On June 14, 1915, Dr. Greer married Henrietta Murray Broad, of Black Stone, Mass. Politically, Dr. Greer is a Republican. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, being a Knight Templar and member of Oriental Temple at Troy, N. Y. He is a member of New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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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