Niagara County

1897 Biography - Andrew Loyst Gagnon

Gagnon, Dr. Andrew Loyst, was born June 21, 1837, in the county of Lennox, Ontario, Can. When he had prepared himself for a teacher he followed this profession for a term of five years, after which he attended the Newburg Academy preparatory to entering the medical department of Victoria University at Toronto, where he spent his first college year. In 1864 he continued his medical course at the University of Michigan, where he remained two years. He then entered the Long Island College, Brooklyn, N. Y., where, after graduating, he was selected from a class of forty graduates to act as house physician and surgeon to the hospital for the ensuing year. After completing his hospital course he commenced the practice of medicine at Moulinette, Can., where he built up a large practice. In 1875 he moved to Massena, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., where he continued the practice of his profession until October, 1888, when he moved to Cambria, Niagara county. At the end of three years' practice he moved to Lockport, N. Y. Dr. Gagnon was married to Miss Agnes Leckie of Kingston, Ont., on July 1, 1871. They had five daughters, four of whom are living: Beatrice, now Mrs. Jesse P. Beach of Lockport, Constance. Helena and Blanche at home.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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