Born: July 24, 1855

Died: May 7, 1931

Married: Bertha Mooney

Children: Mrs. Genevieve Sovocool[?]

James Mannix built the Franklin House (later the Grand Union) on the Bloomingdale Road in Saranac Lake in 1895, and the St. Armand Hotel on the other end of the same road in Bloomingdale by 1906.

Essex County Republican, May 8, 1931

James Mannix

James Mannix, former hotelman of Saranac Lake died Saturday morning at 5:30 o'clock at his home following an illness of several months. He became seriously ill last week, and the end came peacefully with his family at the bedside. He was 73 years old.

His death brought to an end a life of great activity and usefulness, marked by a generous nature that was the topic of comment among the large circle of close friends.

He became best known through his connection with the Franklin house and the St. Armand hotel, both lost through fire in recent years. He was born in the town of Peru, the son of John and Mary Mannix, on July 24, 1857 [1855 according to cemetery records].

Mr. Mannix on July 27, 1892 married Bertha Mooney of Saranac Lake. She survives him together with one daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Sovococil[?] of Binghamton, and a brother, Joseph Mannix, and a sister, Mrs. Michael Morgan, both of Saranac Lake.

James Mannix took an active interest in public and civic affairs. He was commissioner of highways of the town of St. Armand for many years and was a volunteer fireman, as a member of Woodruff Hose Co., No. 1. He was a member of St. Bernard's church of Saranac Lake and of Saranac Lake council No, 599, Knights of Columbus and Saranac Lake lodge No. 1508, B. P. O. Elks. A solemn requiem mass was celebrated Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St Bernard’s church. The Rev. B. A. O’Connell, assistant pastor of St. Bernard's church was celebrant of the mass; the Rev. E. A. Gallagher, pastor of St. John's church at Lake Clear, deacon, and the Rev. Joseph Blais, chaplain of St. Mary's hospital, sub-deacon.

Honorary pall bearers were S. W. Barnard, Fred T. Tremble, George A. Utting, Dr. F. A. Pattison, Thomas Cochrane and Thomas Finnegan.  Bearers were William Herron, John English, John Crowley, James A. Latour, Daniel B. Dwyer and Hartley W. Taylor. Burial was in the old St. Bernard's cemetery at Pine Ridge.