The Clyde Cheesman family traveling to Wilmington for Sunday dinner (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 14, 1992)

Born: July 19, 1893

Died: October 29, 1984

Married: Ruth Zerfass in 1923

Children: Robert Cheesman

Clyde C. Cheesman was an accountant for A. Fortune and Company. In the 1930s and '40s he ran Cheesman's IGA. He lived at 20 Church Street and later at 91 Lake Street.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 29, 1984

Clyde C. Cheesman

SARANAC LAKE - Clyde C. Cheesman, 91, of Church Street, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake.

He was born July 19, 1893, in West Swanzee, N.H., the son of William and Josephine (Page) Cheesman.

Mr. Cheesman had been a resident of Saranac Lake for most of his life. He had been employed by A. Fortune and Company as an accountant and also owned and operated Cheesman's Market on Lake Street during the 1930s and 1940s.

He was Harrietstown town clerk for six years, retiring in 1957.

Mr. Cheesman was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member and past commander of the American Legion, a member of the Lake Placid Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Oriental Shrine, and a charter member of the Saranac Lake Adult Center.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Zerfass of Saranac Lake; a son, Robert of Ballston Lake; a brother, Cleon of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Maris Kanoski of Colorado Springs. Colo.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m at the Fortune Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harold Van Horn, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid.

Memorial donations may be made to the Saranac Lake Adult Center or the First Presbyterian Church.

Lake Placid News, February 15, 1918


Serve Beefsteak Dinner In Honor Of Clyde Cheesman

A farewell beefsteak dinner in honor of Clyde Cheesman was held in the Harmony Club room in the Masonic Temple on Monday night. Mr. Cheesman, who has been drafted, left Wednesday for Ithaca where he will take up the subject of photography from an aeroplane, one of the essential features of modern warfare.

The dinner was well attended, and Arad Stevens in the capacity of chef received the congratulations of all on his ability as a cook.

Speeches and toasts marked the occasion, in fact each guest was expected to say or do something.

Mr. Cheesman's host of friends, especially among the younger set, with whom he is exceedingly popular, as well as the NEWS, wish him Godspeed and a victorious return.

Among those present were: Doc Gerson, Hugh Logan, Edwin Ford, Rollie Kennedy, Fred Fuhrer, Robert Isham, John MacKenzie, John Franke, Abe Ling, Dr. Fred C. Day, Robert Ames, Calvin Dake, Dr. George A. Wilson, Clyde Cheesman, W. F. Cheesman, H. J. Potter, Arad Stevens, S. J. Volpert, Harry Wollf, Noel Feldstein, John White, Aaron Papaw, Ralph Taylor, Emil Paarman, Chris Ortloff, Howard Weaver, Arthur Adams, Willis Wells, Charles Ferris, Tom George, George Thew, Walter Torrance.