Married: Ruth N. Chase (1854-1931)
Alfred H. Otis was a son of Joshua Otis, one of the first residents of Keese Mills, for whom Otisville was named. He was farmer, lumberman and a guide; one of his clients was U.S. President William McKinley. Al Otis was one of the guides photographed by A. W. Durkee at Paul Smith's boathouse on August 8, 1884, and again on October 2, 1885.
He was a noted singer, with a vast repertoire of old-time songs.
He is supposed to have pitched two tons of hay the summer before he died.
Source: Geraldine Collins, The Brighton Story, 1977, p. 143
Plattsburgh Daily Republican, July 9, 1931
BROTHER OF PERU WOMEN IS BURIED
Alfred H. Otis, veteran Paul Smiths guide, died Sunday night at his home in that community at the age of 81. His death removes the last of the six Otis brothers two of whom were Civil War veterans.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from Brighton.