P. H. Costello Family

Patrick Henry Costello was born January 17, 1897 at Sauk Centre, Minnesota, son of Patrick H. and Julia Frisks Costello, and died in 1970.

Patrick graduated from Litchville High School in 1913 and attended the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, taking a course in medicine, which was interrupted when World War I began.  He served in the medical unit of the Army at Fort Dodge Iowa.

After the war his medical course changed to Pharmacy and he entered North Dakota Agriculture College at Fargo.  He graduated with honors and took the Board of Pharmacy examination.

He worked at Sanborn for W. A. Siegfried until he acquired his own pharmacy at Cooperstown in 1919.

He and Jeannette E. Bergstrom of Cooperstown were married July 7, 1920.  Their only son, Curtis, was born June 30, 1921.

Curtis received much of his early training in his father's local pharmacy.

Like his father, Curtis's college education was interrupted by World War II.  He enlisted and became a hospital pharmacist in Paris.  He operated a pharmacy in Berlin many months after the armistice was signed.

Later Curtis had a pharmacy ...  Evanston, Illinois.  He was married to Kathryn Birkland of Lakefield, Minnesota February 14, 1951.  Together they operated a Pharmacy in Lakefield.  Curtis died in 1973.  Kathryn and their three children: 

1.     Patrick, John and Karen, continued to operate this business.  Jeannette also lives in Lakefield.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 63

 
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