Born: February 17, 1887
Died: January 27, 1970
Married: Alice Duff Conger
Children: Dr. Howard Conger Hewitt
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 28, 1970
Ferris Hewitt, 82 Dies; Active Here 53 Years
F. Ferris Hewitt, Saranac Lake attorney, died at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Saranac Lake General Hospital at the age of 82.
Survivors include his widow, the former Alice Duff Conger, whom he married June 2, 1914; a son, Dr. Howard Conger Hewitt, his wife, Nancy, and three grandchildren, Gail Alison, Andrew W. and Amy Caroline, all of San Diego, Cal.
Mr. Hewitt was born in New York City Feb. 17, 1887, a son of Frank and Mary Hinds Hewitt. He received his early education in New York City schools and in 1911 graduated from Fordham University with a law degree. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1911 and in that year joined the firm of Conway, Williams and Kelly. In 1914 he moved to Hackensack, N. J. and during 1916 was Master of Chancery in that state.
He became a member of the firm of Kelly, Hewitt and Harte with offices at 41 E. 42nd Street, N. Y. C. While associated with this firm he was chief counsel for the Manhattan Life Insurance Co. until illness forced him to resign his post and come to Saranac Lake in 1917.
Following his convalescence, he opened his own law firm in Saranac Lake at 75 Main street in 1921. He later moved his office to the New York Telephone Co. building and then to 70 Main Street. He continued his practice at the latter address until his death.
Mr. Hewitt was very active in the civic affairs of the community. He was a charter member of the Saranac Lake Rotary club and a past president of the club. He was a past president and director of the Saranac Lake Golf Club. For many years he served as attorney for the board of trustees of the Village of Saranac Lake and the board of the Town of Harrietstown and of the Town of Franklin.
He was a past president of the bar associations of Franklin and Essex counties and was a member of the New York State Bar Association. He was a delegate to numerous Republican Judicial conventions; a trustee of the Adirondack Council, Boy Scouts of America; chairman of the Special Commission of the New York State Legislative Committee for the Saranac Lake Rehabilitation Guild; was a vestryman of the Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician in Saranac Lake, and an honorary member of Lodge 1508 Elks, Saranac Lake.
He was president of the Saranac Lake Board of Education for nine years; a vice president and director of the former Adirondack National Bank, a member of the advisory board of the Marine Midland Bank and Trust Company; a trustee and former treasurer of the Trudeau Foundation, and an honorary trustee of the Trudeau Institute.
The family requests that friends wishing to remember Mr. Hewitt send their donations to either the Saranac Lake General Hospital or the Adirondack Council, Boy Scouts of America.