Biography of Dr. Glen P. Farmer
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Glen Packard Farmer, D. D. S., who has offices at 402 State Street, Ogdensburg, was born at Gouverneur, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1886, the son of Herbert Greeley and Harriet (Packard) Farmer.

Francis Farmer was an early settler and one of the founders of the town of Fowler in St. Lawrence County His son, Herbert Greeley Farmer, was born at Canton, N. Y., and resides at Gouverneur. He was a member of the class of 1881 at St. Lawrence University, and for several years was engaged in the clothing business at Gouverneur in partnership with his brother, F. A. Farmer. Herbert Greenley Farmer was a traveling representative and part owner for Kaye & Einstein, of New York City, and spent 35 years in their employ. Since 1925 Mr. Farmer has lived retired at Gouverneur. His wife is also a native of Canton, N. Y. He is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge. To Mr. and Mrs. Farmer were born three children: 1. Glen Packard, the subject of this sketch. 2. Mrs. Ruth David, lives at Scarsdale, N. Y. 3. Milton, who died in 1918.

Glen Packard Farmer entered the University of Pennsylvania after the completion of his high school course in 1905. He received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery at that institution in 1908 and engaged in practice with Dr. C. C. Allen, of Brooklyn, for one year before establishing his own practice in Brooklyn. He located at Gouverneur in 1913 and remained there for two years. He then practiced at Newburgh, N. Y., until 1918, at which time he established his present practice in Ogdensburg. During the World War Dr. Farmer held the rank of first lieutenant, New York National Guard, but was not called into active service in the U. S. Army Dental Corps. He is a member of the St. Lawrence County, Jefferson County, New York State, and American Dental Societies, and belongs to the Fifth District Dental Society of New York State.

Dr. Farmer was married (first) in 1910 to Miss Viola Hull of Gouverneur, the daughter of Frank and Lavina (Eggleson) Hull, now of Hailesboro, N. Y. Mrs. Farmer died in 1923 and is buried at Gouverneur. To Glen Packard and Viola (Hull) Farmer was born a daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth, born in 1911, attended Syracuse University, now a student at Potsdam State Normal School. Dr. Fanner was married (second) to Miss E. Blanche Bowman, of Ogdensburg, the daughter of Robert and Ada (Marney) Bowman.

Dr. Farmer is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church and has the following lodge affiliations: Ogdensburg Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 128, Past Master; Ogdensburg Chapter, R. A. M., No. 63, Past High Priest; Ogdensburg Commandery, K. T., No. 11; Order of Eastern Star, No. 71, Past Worthy Patron, and Assistant Grand Lecturer of the First District of St. Lawrence; and Ogden Lodge, No. 392, Knights of Pythias, of which he is a Past Chancellor and Past District Deputy. He also belongs to the Rotary Club, and Xi Psi Phi National Dental 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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