Born: July 20, 1893

Died: September 26, 1982

Married: Jeannette Cox

Children: Blanche Kreymborg, Richard J. Brown

James C. Brown of Bloomingdale was a caretaker and guide for Camp Hoff in Paul Smiths for 52 years.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 27, 1982

SARANAC LAKE — James C. Brown, 89, a life-long resident of Bloomingdale, died at his home on West Main Street yesterday afternoon.

He was born July 20, 1893, in Bloomingdale, the son of Christopher and Isabelle (LaBounty) Brown.

His wife, the former Jeannette Cox, died in 1952.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Kreymborg of Bloomingdale; a son Richard J. of Duane Stage; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Brown had been employed as a caretaker and guide for Camp Hoff in Paul Smiths for 52 years before retiring in 1975.

Calling hours will be held at the Fortune Funeral Home tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Bloomingdale Methodist Church. The Rev. Forrest Clark, pastor, and the Rev. Philip Snyder will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Paul Smiths.

Donations, in his memory, may be made to the fuel fund of the Bloomingdale Methodist Church.

Blanche Brown Kreymborg was profiled by Caperton Tissot in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 12, 2011. The following material is quoted from that article.

"Her father, James C. Brown, was a tenant farmer for the LaBountys and later for J. Q. King in Gabriels. In 1924, James moved his family to a small two-story tenant house in Ray Brook on the large Pendergast dairy farm which provided milk for the Ray Brook Sanatorium. Her mother was responsible for cooking for all the workers. Her parents' salary was $150 a month. . . .

"Blanche studied in a one-room school in Ray Brook until the sixth grade, which she attended in Saranac Lake. . . .

"When she was 11, the family moved to Bloomingdale [to a house of their own]. . . . Her father worked [for most of the next 52 years] as caretaker for the Hoffmans' camp on Lower St. Regis Lake."