|Star of the North Country
A book of memories of early times in the Malone and surrounding area.
by Ruth A. Jones Ryan
Should this little book of history & incidents depicting the passing scene be of interest, please let it be a reminder not to disdain the past because it is old and worn, but to look again, holding safely the best that will not come again. As the hopes, dreams and hard labor of our forefathers settled this countryside, let us build on that firm foundation, valuing the past as the future inevitably brings change, tempered with wise judgment and good taste.
(Library of Congress, ISBN)
|Description on Back|
"Dr. Calvin Skinner"
Great grandfather, Dr.
Calvin Skinner, settled in Malone, NY in 1842, arriving on horseback from Vermont fresh
out of Dartmouth Medical School. A veteran of the Civil War, first serving as
a volunteer, returning as a surgeon with the rank of major in the 106th regiment following
recuperation from malaria contracted early in the war. In 1860 he served as delegate
to the Chicago National Convention nominating Abraham Lincoln as President of the United
States of America.
"The Great Emancipator"