Roscoe C. Carnol, M. D. - One of the leading physicians and surgeons of Oswego County was Dr. Carnol, of Pulaski.
He was born at Waddington, St. Lawrence County, July 26, 1884, the son of James and Sarah (Hatley) Carnol.
The Carnol family is of Swiss descent. James Carnol was a native of Waddington and died there in 1888. He became
the owner of several fine farms in St. Lawrence County and was a prominent citizen of Waddington, where he held
the offices of supervisor and assessor. He was a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church and belonged to the
Masonic Lodge. He had served throughout the Civil War and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic. Sarah (Hatley)
Carnol was born at Waddington and died in 1928. Her parents were natives of Scotland and early settlers of St.
Lawrence County. To Mr. and Mrs. Carnol were born six children: 1. James, who lives at Hollywood, Calif. 2. Oliver,
who lives at San Francisco, Calif. 3. Florian E., a lawyer, and member of the Senate, lives in Montana. 4. Roscoe
C., the subject of this sketch. 5. Roy, lives in Washington. 6. Gladys, lives at Watertown.
Roscoe C. Carnol attended the public schools of Waddington, from which he was graduated in 1899. He then was graduated
from Potsdam State Normal School, and in 1905 he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of
Maryland. He was an interne in University Hospital, Baltimore, for one year, after which he engaged in private
practice at Georgetown, S. C., for three years. During the following three years Dr. Carnol was identified with
the State Board of Health at Richmond, Va., in connection with the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission. He was then
put in charge of the State Sanitorium for Tuberculosis at Berkville, Va., and after three years in that capacity
he came to New York. Dr. Carnol took two years in graduate study at Iola Sanitorium, in Rochester, and in 1923
came to Orwell as superintendent of the Ideal Rest Sanitorium at Orwell. He capably filled that position until
1930, when he engaged in private practice at Pulaski until his death, Jan. 13, 1932. Dr. Carnol was a member of
the Oswego County, New York State and American Medical Associations.
Dr. Carnol was identified with the Volunteer Medical Service Corps, Council of National Defense, during the World
War, and during 1918-19 was assistant surgeon in the U. S. public health service.
In 1917 Dr. Carnal married Miss Bessie Lee Blanton, of Richmond, Va., the daughter of Barksdale and Sarah Blanton,
natives of Virginia, and now residents of Richmond. To Dr. and Mrs. Carnol was born a daughter, Nancy Blanton,
born May 11, 1931.
Dr. Carnol was affiliated with Rochester Lodge F. and A. M., Pulaski Chapter and Commandery, and Damascus Temple,
Rochester. He also belonged to B. P. O. Elks, No. 900, Georgetown, S. C., and was a member of the Pulaski Rod and
Gun Club, Rainbow Shore Country Club, and Pulaski Chamber of Commerce.
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
Oswego County, NY
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