Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Born: May 23, 1920

Died: February 21, 2010

Married: Norma Zacker

Children: Ona and Billy Allen

William Page Allen Sr. was a long-time guide, lock-tender on the Saranac River and caretaker for the Rosenthal family on Lake Placid. He lived on French Hill at 28 Virginia Street in Saranac Lake. His son Billy operated the Waterhole #3. He was a World War II Veteran, stationed in the Pacific with the the Army Corps of Engineers. He moved to Saranac Lake in 1947.

He was the son of Ona Wheeler Allen and Enoch "Bill" Page Allen.

He started hunting when young along Forest Home Road and Boot Bay Mountain with his parents.

At age 86 he retired from caretaking camps Meadowhill and Irondequoit on Lake Placid where he had been caretaker for over 45 years.

He was a member of the Moose Club and of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club. His wife Norma was the first Queen of Winter Carnival to be selected by the vote of fellow Saranac Lakers.

He was also the beloved coach of Vinnie's Vamps, a ladies softball team that began play in the 1970's in the Saranac Lake Womens Softball League.

Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 24, 2010

External link: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 26, 2010, Joe Hackett, "Deer breathe a sigh of relief at passing of Allen"