26 August 2012

Eugene Duprey - Picture

Today I participated in the August 2012 Scanfest at Miriam Robbins' blog, AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors.  I was able to scan a few pictures that I hope will be blog posts.  Here's the first one!

This is my maternal great grandfather, Eugene Duprey (1862-1946) with his team hauling lumber.  I know the picture was taken in Au Sable Forks, New York but I was hoping to find the street.

In the right corner you can see an early model car.  My father was a car nut (classic and muscle car) so I estimated the car to be in the mid-1910's time frame.

Then, in the upper left corner you can see the letter "W. Scott" "Dentist".  I did some digging around on my FAVORITE website, Northern New York Historical Newspapers (see my post Website Wednesday) and found that there was a Dr. Joseph W. Scott, Dentist, who began his practice in 1911.  According to an article in The Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post on March 23, 1961 celebrating Dr. Scott's 50th anniversary as a dentist, he had offices over the Meconi's store and Lois P. Meconi, Esq. and then over the second floor of the R.E. Morhouse block over the McCann's Drug Store. So I am thinking Main Street, Au Sable Forks, New York.  I could be wrong the street but not the town!!

14 August 2012

Happy Birthday Cousin Linda!!

Today would have been my first cousin's, Linda Jeanne Coughlin O'Hara, 55th birthday.

Here's the birth announcement listed in the The Adirondack-Record under "Au Sable Forks" on August 22, 1957:

A daughter, Linda Jeanne, was born on August 14 at the Glen Falls Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Coughlin of Hudson Falls.  The new arrival is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Coughlin of Jay and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Duprey of Silver Lake.

Here's a picture of Linda at the age of 10:

Linda Jeanne Coughlin - 1967

Sadly, she lost her battle with cancer in 2000.

So to Linda, I say "Happy Birthday" and hope you are breaking the bank in the heavens!! We miss you and love you!! We'll have one (or two) for you here on Earth!!

02 August 2012

Bank of Au Sable Forks - Advertisement

I had to laugh at this advertisement from April 1926 in The Adirondack Record:

An Account of Her Own
The feeling of financial independence that comes to a woman having a Bank Account of her own is shown in her keener interest in life.  She can feel more certain of her plans for enjoying the smaller pleasures without being dependent upon her husband for the mony. [sic}
Bank of Au Sable Forks
Au Sable Forks, New York

I did some research and found that the Bank opened on September 10, 1910 and closed on September 27, 1941.  The Bank was absorbed by the Plattsburgh National Bank, Plattsburgh, New York.

Now the building is home to the Tahawus Lodge Center .