Biography of Dr. Francis T. McIntosh
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McIntosh, Francis T., M. D., was born in Troy, N. Y., November 10, 1857. His father, Edward McIntosh, came from County Armagh, Ireland, about 1836 and settled in New York city. He was a traveling dry goods merchant and came to Troy in the early forties, and opened a hostelry on River street where he remained until 1862 when his place was destroyed by the big fire; at various times later he was in the brewing and ice business until 1867. On account of ill health in 1867 he retired from active business and died in February, 1888. His mother Eleanor (Walsh) McIntosh, was born in County Kildare, Ireland, June 19, 1819, and died in Troy, January 23, 1872. He was educated at the La Salle Institute and later studied architecture for one year, then deciding to study medicine he entered the Albany Medical College from which he was graduated in 1886. He was elected essayist of his class. He be­gan practice in Troy at 2654 Fifth avenue where he has met with continued success since. He has been city physician since 1890. He belongs to the Medical Associa­tion of Troy and Vicinity, the Medical Society of Rensselaer county, the Alumni of the Albany Medical College, Alumni of La Salle Institute, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He has always been a strict party Democrat.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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