Biography of Dr. Harold D. Tobin
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Harold Dwyer Tobin, M. D. - Numbered among the prominent professional men of Franklin County is Dr. Tobin, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Chateaugay. He was born here, Sept. 3, 1889, the son of George A. and Alice Elizabeth (Dwyer) Tobin.

George A. Tobin was a native of North Lawrence, N. Y., born Sept. 25, 1862, the son of Peter and Bridget (Egan) Tobin. They were natives of Ireland and early settlers of North Lawrence. Peter Tobin died at the age of 88 years and is buried at Malone. His son, George A., was interested in the undertaking business at Chateaugay for a number of years and was later the proprietor of a motion picture theatre at that place. He was married on May 6, 1884, to Miss Alice Elizabeth Dwyer, the daughter of David and Catherine (Toohey) Dwyer, both natives of Ireland. George A. Tobin died Aug. 5, 1931, and is buried at Chateaugay. David Dwyer was born in County Tipperary and his wife was born in County Limerick. Shortly after their marriage, Aug. 12, 1860, they emigrated to the United States and settled at Chateaugay. He died July 9, 1888, and his wife died Aug. 20, 1889. They were the parents of eight children. To George A. and Alice Elizabeth (Dwyer) Tobin were born three children, one of whom died in infancy. The surviving two are: Harold Dwyer, the subject of this sketch; and Catherine Elizabeth, born in 1896. She is a graduate of Plattsburg Normal College, class of 1917, and was a teacher in the public schools of Ticonderoga, N. Y., for three years before her marriage to F. J. Keefe, who is manager of the Wilcox Coal Company, of Plattsburg. They have two sons.

Harold Dwyer Tobin was graduated from Chateaugay High School in 1909 and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the Albany Medical College in 1913. After serving as interne in Albany Memorial Hospital, he established a private practice at Brushton, N. Y., in December, 1914. He remained there for four years and has since been located at Chateaugay. He is identified with the Franklin County, New York State and American Medical associations, and also belongs to the New York Central Railroad Surgeons Association, being local surgeon for the latter.

On Sept. 2, 1916, Dr. Tobin was united in marriage with Miss Mary Agnes Hartnett, the daughter of William and Mary (Barry) Hartnett, both deceased. To Doctor and Mrs. Tobin were born six children: Mercedes, born in 1917; Lucille, born in 1919; Pauline, born in 1921; Eileen, born in 1923; William, born in 1927; and Robert, born in 1929, died Nov. 30, 1930. Mrs. Tobin died Sept. 25, 1930, and is buried at Chateaugay.

Doctor Tobin has always been a Democrat in politics. He is a prominent member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and belongs to the Elks Lodge, Rotary Club, Phi Delta fraternity and Chateaugay 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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