Gilbert David Gregor, M. D. - Upon the death of Doctor Gregor, which occurred March 19, 1931, the city of Watertown
lost one of its most outstanding citizens and leading professional men. He had successfully engaged in the practice
of medicine and surgery in this city for more than 45 years, and his reputation as a diagnostician and technician
was excelled by none in New York state. He was long chief of the first surgical division, No. 1, of the House of
the Good Samaritan, then known as the City Hospital, and chief of the surgical division of Mercy Hospital.
Doctor Gregor was born at Hammond, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1859. His father, the late David Murray
Gregor, was a farmer, a surveyor in his spare time, and a deputy revenue officer. His mother was the late Margaret
Gilbert D. Gregor was educated at the Potsdam State Normal School and at the University Medical College in New
York City. He practiced general medicine and surgery ever since he completed his professional training. His early
experience was gained at Park City, Utah, where he occupied himself with the general practice of medicine from
1885 until 1898. In the latter year he removed to Watertown, where he devoted himself exclusively to surgery His
professional affiliations included membership in the Jefferson County, New York State, and American Medical Associations,
and he was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was also a member of the consulting staff of the St.
Lawrence State Hospital, at Ogdensburg.
Doctor Gregor was married in 1891 to Miss Elizabeth Pegan, daughter of the late John and Mary A. (McElheny) Pegan.
Their children were: Dr. David Gilbert, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history; and Mary Margaret,
married Roderick Pirnie, lives at Springfield, Mass. Both were born at Park City, Utah.
Mrs. Gilbert David Gregor died suddenly Sept. 16, 1926. She was known throughout the community as an authority
on piano and voice culture, and was a member of the Wednesday Morning Art Class and the Watertown Morning Musicales.
Doctor Gregor was always active in other phases of community life, and was mayor of Park City, Utah, from 1891
until 1893. From 1908 until 1925 he had a place on the directorate of the City National Bank, of Watertown, now
the Watertown National Bank.
Doctor Gregor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and belonged to Black River Valley Club and Jefferson
County 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
Jefferson County, NY
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