Biography of Dr. R. H. McCarty
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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R. H. McCARTY, M.D.

R. H. MCCARTY, M.D., was born at Grangerville, Saratoga county, December 31, 1865, and was educated at the Union Free School, Schuylerville, this county. At the - age of thirteen years he received an appointment in the Schuylerville post-office and was assistant postmaster of that office for four years under C. H. McNaughton. Having decided to make the medical profession his life's vocation, he entered the Albany Medical College and was 'graduated from that institution in 1886. He epended upon no outside aid to secure his medical educa tion and degree, but worked to earn the money necessary for his college expenses. In fact, from his thirteônth year he evinced both the pluck and ability that have characterized his whole career and which have raised himto the front' rank of the medical practitioners of the State and have made him prominent in public life.

Immediately after graduating Dr. McCarty began the practice of his profession at Schuylerville, where he remained for seven years, or until 1893, when he removed to Saratoga Springs and made this place his permanent residence.

His public; services have been almost cotemporaneous with his professional life: He was elected coroner in 1886 for a term of three years and was subsequently elected - coroner to fill out an unexpired term of another-official. Again, in fall-of 1898, he was elected county coroner - for - a term of three years. In 1887 he was elected health physician for Victory Mills, was physician and surgeon at police headquarters for two years and town physician for four years: He was also town physician for the town of Schuylerville from the time he began his practice there until he came to Saratoga Springs, and was health officer of the town of Saratoga Springs for two years.

In politics Dr. McCarty has always been a staunch Republican and the many offices he has held indicate not only his popularity but also the ability and integrity with which he discharges every public duty. Yet no small part of his popularity is unquestionably due to his genial disposition, liberal mind and unswerving fidelity to his friends. Not only is he public spirited but his life is rich in unrecorded benefactions.

He has been town, ward and district committeeman and chairman of the Republican town committee. In political work he is honorable yet aggressive and both his friends and opponents, realize his influence.

In 1886 Dr. McCarty married Mary Nalty, who died leaving two sons, John N. and Daniel. In the spring of 1898 he married Anna Flatley of Cohoes city, an estimable lady, well qualified to contribute to the domestic tastes which are a prominent characteristic of Dr. McCarty's life, and who takes a keen interest in his professional and public duties.

Dr. McCarty's parents were James and Catherine McCarty. His mother died while he was young, but his father stiU resides at Schuylerville. James McCarty was a native of Cork, and his wife of Dublin, Ireland.


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