Biography of Andrew James Dick, M.D.


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Dick, Andrew James, M. D., was born in the town of Lyme, Jefferson county, N.Y., March 25, 1864. His father, of Scotch descent and birth, is a retired blacksmith and now a resident of Canada; his mother, J ohanna McCarthy, died in June, 1889. Dr. Dick was reared in the town of Lyme, educated at Three-mile Bay graded school, passing the State Regents' examination. He as a boy aspired to become a physician, and by diligence at the forge and persistent study he fitted himself to enter the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Baltimore, Md.) in 1891 and was graduated therefrom April 19, 1893. He then spent two years with the Drs. Spencer and in the fall of 1894 went as honse surgeon in the Fitch Hospital, Buffalo, graduating from the University of Buffalo in 1895. He returned to Watertown in June, where he resumed his practice. In the fall of 1895, lie was elected coroner of Jefferson county on the Republican ticket. In the fall of 1807 he was re-elected coroner for a full term of three years. He has also served as town clerk of the town of Lyme. Dr. Dick is a member of Chaumont Lodge No. 172, F. & A. M., of the I. O. R. M., a Forester and K. O. T. M. In 1886 he married Jessie M. Hayes of Lyme, and they have three children: Bertha, Leon and Harold. Dr. Dick was made a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society in the spring of 1897.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898