Major Harold R. DePue, M. D. - An experienced physician and public spirited citizen, Dr. DePue is numbered among
the representative professional men of Canton, and is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Great Bend, Susquehanna
County, Pa., Feb. 9, 1882, the son of David D. and Caroline (LaToure) DePue.
David D. DePue, a native of France, was brought to this country in infancy and was educated in Pennsylvania, where
his parents settled. He became interested in the hotel business and managed hostelries at Great Bend, Athens, Towanda,
and Seneca Falls. At the time of his death he was proprietor of the Stanton Hotel at Oneonta, N. Y. Mr. DePue was
a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church and a 32nd degree Mason, His wife was born at New Orleans, La. Both
are buried at Binghamton, N. Y. Their only child was Harold R., the subject of this sketch.
Harold R. DePue was educated in private schools and during his college career attended the University of Vermont
from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1911. He was an interne at Baccus Hospital, Norwich,
Conn., took graduate work at Lying-In Hospital, New York City, and in 1913 established a private practice at Princeton,
Dr. DePue was called into the service during the World War as a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps. He was assigned
to the transport ship, U. S. S. Santa Rosa as medical officer in charge, and made seven trips between the United
States and France. He was then promoted to the rank of captain and in November, 1918, was given charge of the medical
department of the Signal Corps camp at Jersey City, N. J. He was discharged with the rank of major in September,
1919, and now holds that commission in the U. S. Army Medical Reserve Corps.
In 1919 Dr. DePue established a practice at Calais, Maine, and in 1925 he became surgeon for the St. Croix Paper
Company at Woodland, Maine. Dr. DePue established a private practice at Canton in January, 1931. He has taken graduate
work at the Post Graduate Hospital, New York City, and the Dr. Strauss Clinic, in Chicago. He is identified with
the St. Lawrence County, New York State, and American Medical associations.
In 1914 Dr. DePue married Miss Mildred McGibbon, the daughter of Arthur McGibbon, of Woodstock, N. B. He is an
engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Doctor and Mrs. DePue are the parents of two sons, David and John.
Dr. DePue has always been independent in politics. He is a member of the Episcopal Church and is affiliated with
Round Hill Lodge, F. and A. M.; Calais Chapter, R. A. M. and Calais Commandery, K. T. He is past commander of the
American Legion Post at Calais, Maine.
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