Born: 1887

Died: 1975

Married: Bella Harris (1888-1955)

Children: Jane Santway Cook

Alfred W. Santway grew up on a farm in the northwestern part of the Adirondack North Country region. He attended classes at the Potsdam State Normal School in 1905, and then at the University of Michigan where he studied Chemistry.  But he was diagnosed with tuberculosis in his final year, and went to the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium for treatment circa 1911.  Recovered after a year, he then moved to Watertown, he bought a print shop and started working in photography, printing and advertising, specializing in printed material for the resort industry. His printing company, The Kamargo Press, Inc., developed a color-printing process and later worked in plastic molding.

He wrote A Brief Sketch of the Life of John Brown, The Martyr-Emancipator, self-published, January 1, 1934

Tupper Lake Free Press and Herald, July 18, 1957

…Mr. Santway operated for 25 years the Kamargo Press at Watertown, and in recent years has distributed souvenir booklets throughout northern New York, New England, and Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, is a member and former secretary of the Rotary club in Watertown, the Lincoln League and a former secretary of the Watertown Businessmen's association.

Some of his photographs appear on these pages: