Biography of Dr. A. G. Dunbar
Oswego County, NY Biographies





A. G. Dunbar, M. D. - One of the best known physicians and surgeons of the North Country, successfully engaged in practice at Pulaski since 1920, is Doctor Dunbar, who is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Boyleston, Oswego County, Dec. 30, 1888, the son of Henry and Emily (Stevens) Dunbar.

Henry Dunbar was born at Lacona, Oswego County. He was a Civil War veteran, having served as a member of Company I, 193rd New York Volunteer Infantry. He held membership in the Grand Army of the Republic and died at Orwell, N. Y., May 22, 1927. His wife was born at Mexico, N. Y., and died in 1917. Both are buried in Orwell. Throughout his life Mr. Dunbar followed the trades of carpenter and wagonmaker. He spent 40 years at Boyleston, and in later years lived at Richland. He served as justice of the peace and assessor and was a Republican in politics. To Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar were born the following children: 1. Frank, a farmer, lives at Sandy Creek. 2. Hattie, who died at the age of two years. 3. Mrs. N. J. Shaffley, lives at Denmark, Lewis County, N. Y. 4. Chester, lives at Richland. 5. A. G., the subject of this sketch. 6. Leon, lives at Richland.

A. G. Dunbar received his early education in the public schools of Lacona and Sandy Creek, being graduated from Sandy Creek High School in 1908. He then received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Buffalo, N. Y., in 1912, after which he spent one year as interne at Sisters of Charity Emergency Hospital in Buffalo, N. Y. Doctor Dunbar established a private practice at Richland, N. Y., and remained there from 1913 until 1917. He then also held the position of superintendent of the Oswego County Sanitorium at Orwell for three years. In August, 1917, he enlisted for service in the World War and received the commission of first lieutenant, Medical Corps, U. S. Army. He was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and attended the officers training school until March, 1918. He then sailed for overseas and served with the British Expeditionery Forces from April, 1918, until March, 1919. He was promoted to the rank of captain and was a member of the 19th British Division and 57th Field Ambulance Company. After his discharge from Camp Dix, N. J., May 10, 1919, Doctor Dunbar came to Pulaski and in 1920 he became associated with Dr. Moore. The latter died in 1922 and in that year Dr. Dunbar removed to his present location on Jefferson Street. He is a member of the Oswego County, New York State, and American Medical association, and belongs to the National Association of Military Surgeons, and New York and New England Railway Surgeons Association.

On Oct. 15, 1913, Dr. Dunbar was united in marriage with Miss Wilhelmina Margaret McLaughlin, of Buffalo, the daughter of Edward J. and Mary J. (Seedick) McLaughlin. The former was born at Buffalo and died in May, 1931. The latter, a native of Holland, N. Y., died in May, 1929. Both are buried in Pulaski. Doctor and Mrs. Dunbar have an adopted son, A. G., Jr. He was born at Syracuse, March 22, 1928.

Dr. Dunbar is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, American Legion, 40 and 8 Society, Sons of Veterans, and also holds membership in the Rainbow Shore Country Club, Trout Springs Golf & Country Club of Osceola, and Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. He is a Republican in politics and has been health officer of Richland since 1924.

Dr. Dunbar and his family live at 20 Park Street, Pulaski.

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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