Born: September 12, 1896

Died: August 22, 1973

Married: Celia Paquin (18991958)


Leon Disotelle was a guide.  He operated the Hill-Top Inn in McColloms in 1947.  He may have been from Whippleville.

He and his wife are buried in the cemetery of St. John's Cemetery in Paul Smiths.

Malone Farmer, June 5, 1929

West Brandon and East Dickinson

...Mr. and Mrs. Leon Disotell of McColloms were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Disotell.


Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, May 14, 1942,

Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Scott spent the weekend in McCollums as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Disotelle.

Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, March 11, 1943

Mrs. Wesley Cantwell and Mrs. Roy Kempton and son Paul have returned to Malone after spending a week as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Disotelle.


Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, November 29, 1951

Howard Kemp, Sherman Parsons, Phil Hubbard and Dr. Brown of Plattsburg and T. A. O'Neill and Dr. J. W. Scott emerged from the wilderness Sunday with the carcasses of three bucks which they bagged in a few days of hunting in the McCollums section not far from Paul Smith's. That famous Adirondack guide, Leon Disotelle, led the nimrods to the hunting grounds.

Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, October 28, 1954

Doctor Dies of Heart Attack in Woods; Was Known to Forks People

A Rochester physician died of a heart attack in the woods near Paul Smith's Sunday. State police said Dr. Dwight Irvin Lemley, 52, of Park Ave., Rochester, was stricken and died less than a mile west of Route 10 near Rice Lake. Franklin County Coroner Frank St. Mary said death was due to heart attack. Dr. Lemley was staying at Leon Disotelle's home where he made his headquarters for many years each hunting season and was known to many Au Sable Forks residents.

Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, December 5, 1968

Dr. W. Scott and Mrs. Scott spent Thanksgiving and the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Disotelle at McCollums.