Born: c. 1869

Died: January 19, 1918

Married: Elizabeth Smith


Addis K. Botsford was an attorney, a Saranac Lake schools commissioner and a member of the T.B. Society. See Addis K. Botsford Cottage.

As a member or members, Addis K. Botsford and his wife, Elizabeth S. Botsford, were named in the sale of Pontiac Club property to the Saranac Lake Boys' Club, Inc., in 1917.

Lake Placid News, January 25, 1918

Addis K. Botsford

Addis K. Botsford, aged 49, prominent attorney and a leading citizen of Saranac Lake for 20 years, died Saturday morning at 12:30 o'clock at his home, No. 25 Helen street, following a brief illness of pneumonia.

His birthplace was in Burke and his early days were spent in that vicinity. He graduated from Chateaugay Academy and Dartmouth College and after his admission to the bar located at Saranac Lake to practice law. It was not long before he was made school commissioner of the old first district and filled the office with marked ability. He visited the schools of all this section in pursuance of his duties and gained a wide acquaintance in all the towns of the district. Since he retired from the office he had been prominently and successfully engaged in the practice of law at Saranac Lake, and identified with all public movements in this section.

Mr. Botsford was a most genuine and public-spirited citizen and a delightful and loyal friend. In political and uplift movements in his home village he was always on the right side and gave influential and energetic assistance to every worthy cause. He was a most ardent and loyal Republican and was for a long time president of the Republican Club of Saranac Lake. In the business and professional life of that Village he exercised a leading influence. He was director for the Saranac Lake National Bank and connected with many local enterprises there. He was prominently identified with the establishment of the Saranac Lake telephone service and with the consolidation of the Northern New York lines under the Mountain Home Co., became one of the vice-presidents of the company, retaining the position until his death. Among his associates on this board and his fellow-members of the Franklin county bar his death is deeply mourned.

He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Smith of Burke before her marriage, his aged mother, Mrs. Geo. C. Greenleaf of Brushton, and one brother, Elmer F. Botsford of Plattsburgh, who has been spending the present winter in New York.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon at Saranac Lake, interment in Plattsburgh.