Charles E. Elkins, M. D. - One of the experienced physicians and surgeons of St. Lawrence County, Dr. Elkins
is one of Massena's most esteemed professional men, where he has engaged in practice for almost 30 years. He was
born at Mexico, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1877, the son of Frank and Theresa (Collier) Elkins.
Both Frank Elkins and his wife are natives of England, and are now 82 and 81 years of age respectively. They reside
at Bath, N. Y., having removed there in 1929. In early life Mr. Elkins was interested in the transfer business
and later served as high school custodian at Mexico. He retired in 1921. He is a Democrat and a member of the Presbyterian
Church. There were seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Elkins: 1. H. Oliver, who is editor of the Steuben Courier,
lives at Bath. 2. George W., who died May 1, 1930, was a well known lawyer in New York City. 3. Frank W., lives
at Syracuse. 4. Charles E., the subject of this sketch. 5. William, who died Sept. 24, 1928. 6. Mary E. Smith,
lives at Bath. 7. Harold C., who is manager of Whalen's drug store, at Oswego.
After his graduation from Mexico Academy, Charles E. Elkins entered Bellevue Hospital Medical School, New York
University, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1903. In that year he engaged in active
practice at Massena. Dr. Elkins is a member of the staff of St. Lawrence State Hospital, and during the past 12
years has been medical director of the American Aluminum Company, at Massena. He is identified with the St. Lawrence
County, New York State, and American Medical associations, and New York State Society of Industrial Surgeons and
In 1904 Dr. Elkins married Miss Catherine Boylan, the daughter of Fred and Hattie M. (Smith) Cole, of Mexico. The
former is deceased and the latter lives at Mexico. Doctor and Mrs. Elkins have an adopted daughter, Julia Wilson,
born at Brasher Falls in 1901. She is a graduate of Mt. Sinai Nurses Training School, New York City. She married
John Cohen, and lives in New York.
Dr. Elkins is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, and belongs to the Massena Country Club and Chamber of Commerce.
He is an active member of the Congregational Church, of which he has been trustee for 20 years.
During the World War Dr. Elkins received the commission of captain in the Medical Corps, U. S. Army, and was attached
to Camp McClellan from September, 1918, until April, 1919. He is a member of the American Legion.
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