R. F. McAloon, M. D. - A veteran of the World War, Dr. McAloon is recognized as one of the capable physicians
and surgeons of St. Lawrence County, having established his residence at Massena in 1915. He was born at Keeseville,
Essex County, May 12, 1888, the son of John and Ella (Maguire) McAloon.
John McAloon was successfully engaged in the hotel business at Keeseville until his retirement in 1921. Both he
and his wife are natives of that place. They are members of the Catholic Church. Their children are: 1. R. F.,
the subject of this sketch. 2. Pierce, a World War veteran, lives at Rye, N. Y. 3. Catherine Hanson, lives at Saratoga,
N. Y. 4. John, who died in December, 1930, was a World War veteran. 5. James, lives at Port Kent, N. Y.
The boyhood of R. F. McAloon was spent at Keeseville, where he attended the public schools. He is a graduate of
Tufts College and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Albany Medical School in 1913. After a year as interne
at Albany Hospital, he spent two years at Lying in Hospital, New York City. He then established his present practice
In May, 1917, Dr. McAloon enlisted for service in the World War and received the commission of lieutenant in the
Medical Corps, U. S. Army. He sailed for France in August, 1917, and served with the British Expeditionary Forces
in France. Dr. McAloon saw 20 months of active service and participated in the engagements at Somme, Lys River,
and Mt. Gemmel. He was awarded the British War Cross and was discharged with the rank of captain at Camp Dix, N.
J., on April 29, 1919.
In June, 1919, Dr. McAloon was united in marriage with Miss Minerva Broughton, of Albany, the daughter of George
B. and Anna (Gillespie) Broughton. They live at Albany. To Doctor and Mrs. McAloon have been born two children:
1. John B., born in January, 1922. 2. Anne F., born in May, 1924.
Dr. McAloon is identified with the St. Lawrence County, New York State and American Medical Association. He holds
membership in the American Legion, Phi Delta fraternity, B. P. O. Elks, and Knights of Columbus.
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