John (Jack) Carrier obituary

Born: December 5, 1858, Chatham, New York

Died: May 14, 1914, San Diego, California

Parents: Phoebe Cornell of New York, Tomlin (or Salmon?) Carrier

Married: Mary Ellen Colon, in 1899

Children: John Dean Carrier

Chiefly known for: He was a partner of William Edgar Trombley in Trombley & Carrier's, which was a general contracting firm and operated a mill that produced sash and trim, along with timber and siding. He was raised as a Quaker.

Born in Chatham, New York, he came to Franklin County in 1886, where he was employed by the Santa Clara Lumber Company, and the Shanley and Alfred Lumber Company; later, he was employed for nine years by Paul Smith's Hotel. He was active in Republican politics, and served as Town Supervisor from 1898 to 1901, at which time he moved to Saranac Lake where he formed a partnership with Trombley. He served two terms as a village trustee, his terms starting in 1902 and 1907. He lived at 33 Franklin Avenue.

He moved to Spokane, Washington in 1911, and then to San Diego, California, in 1912, where he worked for Pacific Lumber Company.


  • Correspondence from W. Dean Carrier
  • Adirondack Enterprise, May, 1914