Jean Conklin, Saranac Lake High School Class of 1905, taken by William L. Distin. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 27, 2013. Born: February 10, 1887

Died: October 9, 1980

Jean H. Conklin was born in New York City. The family came to Saranac Lake for the health of her father, who died soon after. The family stayed on, operating a cure cottage on Main Street. Some time after graduation, Jean Conklin returned to the city and taught junior high school there. She may have timed her retirement in 1948, after 35 years of teaching, to return to Saranac Lake to care for her older sister Julia, who died the next year. Jean, described as a longtime resident of Saranac Lake, likely stayed on here in retirement until moving to Alice Hyde Nursing Home in Malone, where she died Oct. 9, 1980. She is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery with her sister Julia and her mother, Jane Conklin.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 11, 1980

Jean H. Conklin

SARANAC LAKE — Jean H. Conklin died Thursday at the Alice Hyde Nursing Home in Malone.

She was born in New York City, the daughter of John J. and Jane (Hoag) Conklin.

She was a junior high school teacher in New York City and retired in 1948 after 35 years of teaching.

She was a long-time resident of Saranac Lake.

She leaves a nephew, James M. Conklin Jr. of Valley City, Ohio. Calling hours at the Fortune Funeral Home will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. John McClester will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Saranac Lake.