Excerpt from “History of the North Country
by Harry F. Landon; Published 1932

Transcribed for internet by Anne M. Cady


The following biography is extracted from the “History of the North Country – A History embracing Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis and Franklin Counties, New York” by Harry F. Landon.  This massive history consists of three large volumes with hundreds of short biographies.  As time permits, I will be transcribing the entries with ties to Saint Lawrence County and putting them online. 


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 Rah, 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. MK. No. 233; Marble City Commandery, K.T.; and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.


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