Born: 1862

Died: August 17, 1916

Married: Abbie Fortune

Children: James Fortune, Robert Fortune, Mrs. Carrie Allen

Antoine Fortune, Jr., also known as Andrew, founded a furniture making business, A. Fortune & Company, on Broadway in the late 1800s.

As a member or members, Antoine Fortune, Jr., and his wife, Abbie Fortune, were named in the sale of Pontiac Club property to the Saranac Lake Boys' Club, Inc., in 1917.   He is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery.

Malone Farmer, August 23, 1916

Antoine Fortune, long one of the best-known and most successful business men of Saranac Lake, died at his home in that village last Thursday after an illness of about two years. In early life he was painter and finisher of furniture for Burdick & Gillespie at Bloomingdale, removing to Saranac Lake in 1891. After a time he purchased the furniture business of J. W. Gillespie in the Torrence Block, and, with C. H. Prescott, of Keeseville, formed the firm of A. Fortune & Co., which was incorporated in 1909. The business grew and prospered until finally housed in its own handsome block and warehouses on Broadway. Mr. Fortune was also interested in the Public Market and in real estate. He was regarded as one of the most substantial and successful men of the village. His heart was large and sympathetic and he was always doing kindly deeds. He is survived by his wife, two sons, James and Robert, and a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Allen, all of Saranac Lake. Frank and William Fortune, of Saranac Lake, are brothers. Mr. Fortune was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Commandery and Shrine, and also a prominent Odd Fellow. His funeral, at his request, took place from his big store on Sunday last, Rev. J. M. Cass, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating.


See A. Fortune, Jr. Public Market