Obituaries from the
"Hamilton County News"

Reprinted with permission from the
Hamilton County News!
Transcribed by Annie Weaver

Newspaper of Aug. 5, 1955:
John L. Aird, well known resident of Lake Pleasant for many years, having just recovered from an operation, was about to be released from the hospital when he was stricken with a serious illness. We are informed that he passed away shortly thereafter.

Carl Alquist, 71, retired clerk of Gould Paper Co., and Limekiln Lake Woodsland Department gatekeeper, died unexpectedly March 13, 1955, at his home at Limekiln Lake. Mr. Alquist was born in Sweden, and came to this country as a young man. He had been employed by the Gould Co. for 28 years. On July 2, 1952, he married Mrs. Anna Petersen. He was a member of Northwoods Lodge, F&AM, Old Forge; Old Forge Chapter, OES; and for a number of years he served as a director of the Woodsmen's Club. Masonic funeral services were conducted in Old Forge March 16.

January 7, 1955 newspaper:
    Frank E. Breen, former proprietor of 7th Lake House, for 22 yrs., died Wednesday at his home after a short illness. Mr. Breen was born Jan. 10, 1875, son of Edward and Pamelia Carpenter Breen. He married the former Barbara Kline Dec. 25, 1899. Surviving are his wife, a sister, Mrs. Charles Goodenough, New Boston; a brother, William Breen, Utica; nieces and nephews.
    The funeral will be from his home and from the Church of the Lakes with Rev. Frank Reed, Rev. Cecil Rose officiating. Burial will be in Old Forge.

January 28, 1955 newspaper
    Joseph Broker, 66, caretaker at Inlet Community Church and an employee of the Town of Inlet for many years, was found dead in his home Saturday. Coroner John Sullivan, Long Lake, appointed Dr. F. K. T. Warrick, Inlet, as coroner's physician. He ordered an autopsy, which was performed in Utica State Hospital morgue. Broker was born Sept. 1, 1888 in Rochester. He came to Inlet many years ago. There are no known relatives. Funeral was held Tuesday in the Community Church with Rev. Arthur O. Northrup officiating. The body was placed in the vault in Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge.

Aug 19, 1955 newspaper:
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Alvah Buyce who died at his home in Speculator Saturday night. Mr. Buyce was for many years associated with his brother, John, in the boat building business in Speculator. They specialized in the Buyce Guide Boat, one of the best known boats in all sections where you have hunters and fresh water fishermen.

Mrs. Anne H. Emerson, 78, of Long Lake, died Aug. 3, 1955 in Mercy Hospital, Tupper Lake, where she had been a patient since April 17. Eastern Star services were held on Aug 4 by Abenaque Chapter O.E.S. of Long Lake, with which she was affiliated. Funeral services were held on Aug 5 at Calvary Methodist Church, with Rev. Frederick Adams officiating. Burial was in Long Lake Cemetery.
    She was born at Hastings, NY, the daughter of John and Jane McGee Harper, and was the widow of Wallace Emerson, who died on Oct 9, 1953. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson operated Long View Lodge at Long Lake for many years. Surviving are three sons: John Emerson, Mexico, NY; Wallace and James Emerson of Long Lake; a brother, Thomas Harper, Ossining; two sisters, Miss Florence Harper, Ossining and Mrs. Elizabeth Van Hall, Philadelphia, PA; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Sept 15, 1955 for Miss Agnes Gilmartin, Little Falls, who died on Sept 12. Miss Gilmartin, a former resident of Inlet, operated a dress shop here. This past summer she operated a dress shop in Old Forge, but was taken ill several weeks ago and returned to Little Falls. Burial was in St, Mary's Cemetery in Little Falls.

22 Apr 1955
The charred body of Charles Kartaik, a 70-year-old lumberjack, was found last Friday in the ruins of his camp in the Town of Lake Pleasant. The cause of the fire was not determined. Fellow lumberjacks found the body when they stopped to pick up Kartaik and take him to work. He lived alone in the camp.

Raymond M. Kopp, 59, died April 27 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. The body will be brought to Utica. Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. at Keilbacr's Funeral Home, Genesee Street, Utica. Rev. John Sprock will have the funeral, Monday, at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

George H. Palmer, 86, of Long Lake, died Oct. 19, 1955 in Mercy General Hospital, Tupper Lake, where he had been a patient 4 days. Funeral services were held at Long Lake on Oct. 21 at Harmon Bridges residence and at Wesleyan Methodist Church, with Rev. Ray Morgan officiating. Burial was in Long Lake Cemetery.
    Born at Horicon, N.Y. April 13, 1869, son of Dennis and Mary Emerson Palmer, he came to Long Lake as a young man and operated a grocery store on present site of the Freeman Store for many years. His wife, the former Libby Austin, died 20 years ago. Closest survivors are 2 nephews, Walter Palmer of Lake George and Arthur Palmer of Glens Falls; 3 nieces; Mrs. Elsie Gilday of Glens Falls, Mrs. Huldah Wood and Mrs. Wilma Robinson of Bolton NY.

Floyd W. Pickard, 72, of Long Lake, died Sept. 7, 1955 at the Hillcrest Sanatorium at Johnstown, NY where he was admitted Sept.6. Death was attributed to arterloaclerosis. Funeral services were held on Sept 10 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bernice Duane, in Walker Road, Long Lake. Burial was in the family plot at Hermon, N.Y. He was born July 6, 1882 at DeKalb Junction, the son of Stanley and Julia Thornhill Peckard. Since his retirement as a dairy farmer, he had made his home with his only daughter, Mrs. Duane at Long Lake. His wife, the former Miss Bertha Hamilton, is deceased. Surviving besides his daughter, is one brother, Roy Pickard of Keene, N.Y.

Mrs. Eva May Remonda, 68, widow of the late Frederick Remonda, died Jan. 1, 1955 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Youker, Town of Fairfield following a long illness. She was born Oct. 23, 1886, in the Town of Morehouseville, Hamilton County, daughter of Andrew and Tammany Lane Hagedorn. She was married to Frederick Remonda at Morehouseville Nov. 30, 1904. He died Feb 1953. She moved Sept. 1954, going to live with her daughter because of ill health.
    She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Willard Jones, Whitesboro; Mrs. Ruth Christman and Mrs. Florence Mosher, both of Johnstown; and Mrs. Youker of Fairfield; four sons: Rollin, Manlius; Leonard, Northville; Ralph, Morehouseville; Howard, Little Falls, 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Annie Selfridge, 82, died at Long Lake May 17, 1955 after a long illness. Funeral services were held May 19 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church with burial in Long Lake Cemetery.

April 22, 1955 newspaper
    Patricia Louise Tiffany, 17, daughter of former Hamilton County Judge and Mrs. Lansing K. Tiffany, Inlet, died suddenly Monday afternoon on the playing field at the Town of Webb School where she was a member of the Senior Class. She died of acute heart failure due to congenital heart disease.
    She was born Oct. 7, 1937 in Flushing, L. I. Ten years ago with her family, she moved to Inlet. She was a honor student in school, a member of the school band, the "Harmonettes", school chorus, year book committee, a cheerleader, a member of the "Girl's Play Days". She received the 1955 award in science given by the Bosch and Lomb Optical Co. In 1954, she attended Girls State in Saratoga Springs.
    She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church, Inlet. Besides her parents, she leaves six sisters, Mrs. George Breakey, Old Forge; Mrs. Robert Ponder, Inlet; Mrs. Leo Gaspar, Holland Patent; Mrs. Wallace DuGuay, Springfield, Mass.; Miss Barbara Tiffany, Inlet; eight nieces and several uncles and aunts.
    The funeral was held from the home and at St. Anthony's Church where a requiem high Mass was offered by Fr. Benedict Scharf. One of the altar boys was Donald Simpson, a classmate. Bearers were Ronald Hollister, Mervin Murdock, Robert Liddle, William Burnap, John Ball and Thomas Simpson.
    Honorary bearers were Robert Gebhardt, Thomas Deis, Richard Wormwood, Thomas Rowe, James Joy and Keith Barker. Burial was made in Boonville Cemetery.


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