Frank A. Pattinson, D. D. S., who has since 1894 engaged in the practice of dentistry at Saranac Lake, is prominent
in the civic, social and fraternal life of that community. He was born near Port Henry, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1868, the
son of John M. and Margaret (Thomas) Pattinson.
John M. Pattinson served throughout the Civil War as a member of the Seventh New York Cavalry. He was born near
Clintonville, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1840, and for many years was an employe of the Cheever Ore Company, with whom his
father had also been identified as superintendent. In later life Mr. Pattinson became a farmer in Clinton County.
He was married in February, 1867, to Miss Margaret Thomas, the daughter of Thomas Thomas of near Clintonville,
N. Y. To them were born two children: 1. Frank A., the subject of this sketch. 2. Mabel, born Nov. 17, 1877, married
J. C. Little, attorney, lives at Saranac Lake.
After his graduation from high school at Au Sable Forks, N. Y., Frank A. Pattinson studied dentistry at the University
of Maryland, from which he received a degree in 1891. He was established in practice for three years at Plattsburgh,
N. Y., and in 1894 located at Saranac Lake. He is the pioneer dental surgeon in this section of the state and has
an excellent practice.
On Feb. 10, 1892, Dr. Pattinson was united in marriage with Miss Jane Ann Hopkins, the daughter of William Hopkins.
They had two children, one of whom died in infancy. A daughter, Hazel, was born Aug. 10, 1893, and is a graduate
of Potsdam Normal College, class of 1915. After a number of years as a teacher in the public schools, she became
principal of the Sixth Grade School at Saranac Lake.
Dr. Pattinson is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge,
being a Knight Templar. He also belongs to the B. P. O. Elks, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Saranac Lake Club,
and Saranac Lake Golf Club.
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
Franklin County, NY
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