Born: December 7, 1928

Died: April 1, 2012

Married: Helen M. Callaghan

Children: Paula M. Fowler, Dean W. Martin, Joseph B. Martin, Adlayd M. Collins

Francis E. Martin, also called Frank, worked at Gabriels Sanatorium in the fall, winter and spring of 1945-46. He writes: “During the school year, September 1945 through the end of June, 1946, I was employed at the cafeteria-dining room of Rest-a-While. I only worked weekends, because of school, mostly Saturdays and some Sundays. My job was cleaning, mopping, washing pots and pans, and scrubbing and drying of some dishes. For our work we had our meals in the separate part of the area for the help.

This was after WWII, and some veterans came there to recover. One I remember was Joe Catalano, who stayed in the area - Saranac Lake and married and lived there with his family. At the time we, our family, had moved from Bloomingdale (1940-45) to Easy Street, not too far away, in July and August. While at Easy Street, our house on the hill had been the Herb Tyler home. Our family lived there till the early 1970’s and today the Leflers have it.

The summer of 1946, July and August (summer vacation from school) I worked at Paul Smith's as a laborer to get the buildings ready for the fall and first semester of Paul Smith’s College which opened in September 1946.”

From Some Provided Care.

See also obituary in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 10, 2012, and Sorrel Street School.


2012-11-01 10:26:32   Grandfather was Fred Martin —

2012-11-01 15:36:38   I believe the Lefler house is now the home of the Brian and Grace McDonnell family. Didn't the Leflers call it Mountain Peek Farm? —MaryHotaling