Niagara County

1897 Biography - Thomas J. McBlain

McBlain, Thomas J., was born at Belfast, north of Ireland, April 20, 1866, and was a son of Robert McBlain, now deceased. At an early age Thomas J. McBlain was sent to a boarding school at Lynn, Cheshire county, England, where he remained for seven years. He was then matriculated at Cambridge University, England, and in the same year, 1880, his parents removed to America, settling near London, Ontario, where his father bought a large farm. Thomas (the oldest of the four children) then settled down to farming for the space of five years, at which time he entered the office of a regular school physician and remained there for one year. In 1886 he began his course in medicine at the Western University at London, Ontario, and was graduated there from in 1891, coming at once to Niagara Falls, N. Y., where he opened an office and has since remained in the general and successful practice of his profession. December 20, 1896, he married Lillian Murphy of Niagara Falls, N. Y.

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

Design by Templates in Time