Born: 1845

Died: November 8, 1917

Married: Harriet O. Hanchett

Lewis P. Daniels was a justice of the peace and a Civil War veteran.

Lake Placid News, November 9, 1917


Justice of the Peace Lewis P. Daniels Buried Saturday

Lewis P. Daniels, aged 72, justice of the peace, Civil War veteran, and well-known resident of Saranac Lake for more than a quarter of a century, died Thursday night at this home, No. 130 River street, following a lingering illness. His condition had been critical for several weeks. The funeral was held frm the house Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. G. K. Newell, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, the Masons having charge of the services at the grave.

Lewis P??mer Daniels was born at Elizabethtown Twenty-eight years of the late Mr. and Mrs. John P. Daniels. 1 He attended the schools of his native town. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Company F, 118th Infantry, N. Y. Volunteers, and served creditably through three years of the conflict. On May 7, 1870, he married Harriet O. Hanchett, of Elizabethtown. Twenty-eight years ago last June the couple came to Saranac Lake, where they continued to reside. Mr. Daniels was a carpenter and also served for a time as truant officer. He was a stanch Republican and always took active part in the councils of his party. Four years ago he was elected justice of the peace of the town of North Elba, Essex County, and held the office until his death. He was also prominent in Masonic circles, being a member of that order more than 50 years. He joined the Elizabethtown lodge and became a member of Whiteface Mountain Chapter, F. & A. M., upon removing to Saranac Lake. He was also a member of the F. M. Bull Post, G. A. R.

During his long and useful life, Mr. Daniels drew about him scores of friends who will regret his passing. Beside his widow, he is survived by one brother, Dyer Daniels, of Indian Lake, and one nephew, Jesse Daniels of Niagara Falls.



1. The text here is rather faint, but it appears clear enough except for Daniels' middle name. There might be a period missing after "Elizabethtown," although there is something wrong in any case.