Edward A. Labounty
Died: November 1, 1951
Married: Jeanne Mary Jane Snye or Sny on April 15, 1895
Children: Ruth Labounty
Edward J. LaBounty ran a livery stable at 25-27 Woodruff Street/112 Main Street (the addresses are back-to-back). He was known for his wit and his storytelling ability, and for giving impromptu tours of the village. His teams were admirably harnessed and trimmed with tinkling bells. His livery stable was on Woodruff Street, and on quiet evenings, Mrs. LaBounty could be heard calling him to dinner from a considerable distance. 1
One of his early employees was George E. LaBounty.
Ed LaBounty's horse-drawn sleigh would trot by with harness bells jingling and passengers wrapped in colorful Hudson Bay blankets. Ed had his own brand of humor and loved to tell jokes. He always kept a flock of chickens in the barn and one of his favorite stories had to do with an attempt at economy by mixing sawdust with the chicken feed. "Them darn hens would lay nothing but knotholes." The recital was followed by a high pitched, toothless cackle which was funnier than the story. Ed was always a soft touch for a free ride in the sleigh as he, too, loved kids.
The Plattsburgh Sentinel, April 26, 1895
LABOUNTY - SNY - At the residence of Mr. Thomas Sny, Disco, Aprl. 15, 1895, by Rev. Leon Cochard, of Black Brook, Eddie Labounty, of Harriettstown, and Jennie Sny, of Disco.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 23, 1970
The Year 1951- "That certificate in the Enterprise Window, dated "1836", was presented to Alexis Bourdian, the grandfather of Will and Ed LaBounty, in recognition of services rendered by him. Will says the name Bourdrian was the original family name of the LaBountys.
- Duquette, John J, "Historic booklet offers personal portraits of SL residents", Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 10, 1994
1. Gallos, Philip L., Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake, Historic Saranac Lake, 1985. ISBN 0-9615159-0-2, p. 91
3. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 11, 1954, p. 6