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Dr. Albin H. FRENCH

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  • Name Albin H. FRENCH 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 27 Mar 1849  Gilmanton, Belknap County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 

    • (1) Stearns, Ezra S., Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Vol. IV, New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908, pp. 1803-1804:

      Albin H. [French], second child of Thomas H. and Sarah Ann (Brown) French, was born in Gilmanton, March 27, 1849. He spent his early life with his grandfather, John French, on a farm in Gilmanton. He received his preliminary education in the district school of his native town. He attended Pembroke Academy, Northwood Seminary and Pittsfield Academy, finally returning to Gilmanton Academy, and fitting for college under Professor Edgar R. Avery, of Tilton Seminary, his tutor for one year. He then studied medicine as his one hundred and third student, under the instruction of Dr. Nahum Wight, who had previously instructed his two uncles, Samuel P. and John O. French. He afterwards entered the University of Vermont at the age of twenty-two, and also had access to the class rooms, taking advantage of the opportunity to study Latin and Greek. Graduating in 1873, he was in practice at Epsom till 1883, when he removed to Leominster, Massachusetts, where he had a drug business in connection with his practice until 1887, when he returned to Gilmanton, New Hampshire, on account of poor health, but soon left for a tour of hospital work in Boston and New York City, attending many clinics, reviewing in surgical lines. He has taken a post-graduate course in the Polyclinic in New York City, and at Long Island College Hospital, New York, in the meantime. He returned to Gilmanton in 1892, but after a few weeks' rest he located at Pittsfield village, where he has been in active practice for thirteen years. During the thirteen years of practice in Pittsfield, and the surrounding towns of Chichester, Epsom, Loudon and Gilmanton, be has only lost one day from his professional duties. He has ridden twenty-four days and nights without sleep in bed, and his work-day for thirty years has averaged seventeen hours. He keeps three horses, and his practice is an extensive one. He was a delegate to the National Medical Convention in New York City in 1880.

      Aside from his large practice he owns, what is known now as a historic fact, the pioneer farm . . . where the first white woman set foot on the soil of Gilmanton, and passed one night in town with no other woman nearer than Epsom. . . .

      Dr. French's farm comprises two hundred and forty acres, the finest and most picturesque of Gilmanton. He has spent thousands of dollars in improvements, and his buildings are of the best. His farm is in a high state of cultivation. Where the present fine buildings stand the first white male child was born. He is a member of the Grange, and New England Order of Protection. He married (first) Emogen F. Grant, of Gilmanton, August 23, 1873, who died at forty-one years of age, leaving one daughter, Ethel M., and (second) Lila M., daughter of Albert and Olive Jane (Towle) Thompson, of Chichester, September 19, 1892.

      Like his ancestors, the Doctor is a Republican in politics. He is one of the representative citizens of the town and has served nine years on the Board of Education, three years as chairman. Mrs. French is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
    Person ID I28473  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Father Thomas H. FRENCH,   b. 1815, Gilmanton, Belknap County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Ann BROWN 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emogen F. GRANT 
    Married 23 Aug 1873 
     1. Ethel M. FRENCH  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F12392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lila M. THOMPSON 
    Married 19 Sep 1892 
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F12393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart