Alphonse Cyr, M. D., one of the popular physicians of Barnesville, Minnesota, came from Montreal, where he was born on July 5, 1872, the son of Joan B. and Rosalie (Demers) Cyr. He was educated in the public schools there, and in the St. Lawrence College, in Quebec, from which he graduated with the class of 1892. He then entered the Laval University and graduated from the medical department of that institution four years later with the degree of M. D.; went to Barnesville, Minnesota, in 1906, where he immediately opened an office for the practice of his profession, and has since enjoyed a constantly increasing business in medicine and surgery, his practice extending through both Clay and Becker counties.
In 1899 Dr. Cyr was married in Brooklyn, New York, to Miss Eva Fahey, daughter of J. H. and Mathilda Fahey. Dr. and Mrs. Cyr have a family of five children, viz. : Emile, Violet, Jeanette, Graziella and Eene.
The doctor is chairman of the board of health of Barnesville and a member of the American Medical Association and the State Medical Society, and is fraternally identified with the Catholic Foresters, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Modern Brotherhood of America, while his religion is the Catholic faith.
Dr. Cyr is a man of excellent habits, broad and liberal in his political views, and ever ready to support whatever movement comes up for the advantage of his town and county.
C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.