Biography of Thomas S. Childs
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Childs, Thomas S., V. S., proprietor of the Saratoga Veterinary Hospital, was born in New York city, July 24, 1854, a son of James and Anna (Stacey) Childs. His father was a native of England and came to this country in early manhood. Dr. Childs was educated in the common schools of Waterbury, Conn., to which place his parents removed when he was an infant. Later he attended schools of business in Troy, N. Y.. and Williamsburg, N. Y. Very early in life he evinced a decided fondness for the study of veterinary science, and studied privately for several years. In 1889 he entered the Ontario Veterinary College at Toronto, Canada, and continued his studies there for two years, finishing at the New York Veterinary College and school of Preparatory Medicine, the oldest veterinary college in America. After receiving his diploma Dr. Childs practiced in Brandon, Vt., and in Troy, N. Y., with success. He settled in Saratoga in 1892 and has gained an excellent practice and reputation. There are many valuable animals quartered at Saratoga Springs during the summer season and the work of a veterinary in such a place of necessity demands skill and knowledge of no indifferent order. Dr. Childs is a member of Rising Sun Lodge of Masons, the Chapter. Council, Commandery, and Shrine. He was a special officer of the New York and Brooklyn police departments for a long period. In July, 1883, Dr. Childs married Sadie D. Childs of Pittsfield, Mass., a member of an old Puritan family.


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