Biography of Dr. Thomas D. Brown
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Thomas D. Brown, M. D. - Prominent in professional circles throughout St. Lawrence County, Doctor Brown has an extensive practice in Ogdensburg, where his work is limited to the treatment of the eye, ear, nose and throat. He has offices at 514 Crescent Street, and has been located in this city for 16 years. He is a member of the staff of Hepburn Hospital, and is identified with the St. Lawrence County, New York State, and American Medical Associations. Doctor Brown was born at Lisbon, St. Lawrence County, June 20, 1873, the son of John and Margaret (Dowd) Brown.

John Brown was a native of Ireland and died in Ogdensburg in 1921. His wife was born at Lisbon, N. Y., and died in 1925. Mr. Brown emigrated to the United States when ten years of age and throughout his life was interested in farming. He was a Democrat and held membership in the Catholic Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown the following children were born: 1. Thomas D., the subject of this sketch. 2. John, lawyer, lives at Brooklyn, N. Y. 3. Mary Murphy, lives at Ogdensburg. 4. Mrs. E. McElwee, lives at Central Square, N. Y. 5. Edgar, who lives on the old homestead near Lisbon. 6. Daniel, dairyman, lives at Ogdensburg.

Thomas D. Brown attended the district schools of Lisbon, N. Y., where he spent his boyhood, and in 1893 graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. In 1895 he entered Bellevue Hospital, New York, from which he received a degree in medicine in 1898. Doctor Brown then studied for two years at Fordham Hospital, and from 1900 until 1914 successfully engaged in practice in New York City. During that time he served on the hospital staff at Bronx Eye and Ear Infirmary and the New York Post Graduate Hospital. Since 1915 he has practiced in Ogdensburg.

In 1904 Doctor Brown was united in marriage with Miss Mabel C. Owens, of New York City, the daughter of Patrick and Emma (LePage) Owens. The former was born at Albany, N. Y., and died in 1917. The latter, a native of Guernsey Isle, England, died in 1921. To Thomas D. and Mabel C. (Owens) Brown have been born four daughters: 1. Mabel M., is a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy and New Rochelle Cob lege, now a teacher in the Ogdensburg public schools. 2. Ruth Patricia, a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy and Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City. She is now night supervisor in the surgery of Mt. Sinai Hospital. 3. M. Rita, a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, attends New Rochelle College. 4. Grace M., attends St. Mary's grade schools.

Doctor Brown is a member of the Kiwanis Club and belongs to the Knights of Columbus. In January, 1932, he was elected to the Board of Education of Ogdensburg. His wife is active in the affairs of the Women's City Club, Newman Literary Club, and is past president of the Northern New York Federation of Women's Clubs. She was also one of the founders of the Ogdensburg Girl Scout Camp and is commissioner of the local council.


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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