Tupper Lake Herald and Adirondack Mountain Press, January 23, 1930
Elmer Dockum has finished his work at camp for the winter and is staying at his home in Saranac Lake.
Plattsburgh Press-Republican, December 12, 1944
SARANAC LAKE—At a regular meeting of Whiteface Mountain chapter No. 789, F. and A. M. [Free and Accepted Masons] last week, presentations were made of a 50-year service medal and a 50- year button to two members of the Masonic order. Elmer Dockum of Coreys received the service medal for more than 50 years as an active member of the local lodge…
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 19, 1953
Enterprise Displays Paper 153 Years Old
The 153-year-old paper now on display in the window of The Enterprise has been loaned by the Whiteface Mt. Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons.
The paper was presented to the Lodge in 1940 by the late Elmer Dockum. Mr. Dockum was never able to trace its history. “It had been around the house for a long time" he said — and it certainly must have been.
The paper is the January 4, 1800, issue of the Ulster County Gazette, Published in Kingston.
Among the news in those days were reports of John Adams' address to Congress, a review of the entombment of George Washington, and news of the battle of Strasburgh, not to mention the many items for sale and the various sheriff's sales.