Biography of Dr. A. D. Burr
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

A. D. Burr, M. D. - Holding high rank in the medical profession in St. Lawrence County, Dr. Burr is a prominent physician and surgeon of Gouverneur. He was born at Charlotte, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1883, the son of John S. and Amelia (Loper) Burr.

John S. Burr was a native of Pennsylvania, born at Conneautville, Crawford County. For many years he was interested in the wholesale and retail coal and lumber business at Charlotte, N. Y. He served as postmaster there and as president of the village and trustee. Politically he was a Republican. He held membership in the Presbyterian Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Burr died in May, 1906, and is buried at Rochester, N. Y. His widow was born at Greece, Monroe County, N. Y., resides at Gouverneur. Mr. and Mrs. Burr were the parents of two children: 1. A. D., the subject of this sketch. 2. Floney, married Hubert DeMars, both deceased.

After his graduation from Charlotte High School, A. D. Burr spent two years at the University of Rochester, and in 1908 received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan. Two years later he was graduated from the medical school of the University of Michigan, and during that year he was interne at the University hospital. He later was connected with the U. S. Public Health and Marine Hospital at Detroit, Mich. In 1911 Dr. Burr established a private practice at Trenton, N. Y. Later he was located at Newton Falls, and in 1926 came to Gouverneur. He is a member of the staff of Stephen VanDuzee Hospital and is identified with the St. Lawrence County, New York State and American Medical Association.

In 1906 Dr. Burr was united in marriage with Miss Lillian Rauh, the daughter of Abram and Lydia Rauh, the former a native of New York City, and the latter of Cuylerville, N. Y. They are residents of Detroit. Doctor and Mrs. Burr have five children: 1. Edward, a graduate of Gouverneur High School. 2. Beatrice, a graduate of Gouverneur High School. 3. Robert. 4. Dorothy. 5. Betty.

Dr. Burr is identified with the Republican party in politics. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and belongs to Oswegatchie Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 697; Gouverneur Chapter R. A. M. No. 233; Marble City Commandery, K. T.; and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


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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