Stone at the Church of the AscensionBorn: October 31, 1920

Died: May 12, 1998

Married: Eleanor K. Spence

Children: Padraic, Harry, Matthew, Olivia

Lewis H. Spence was a grandson of John R. Dunlap, who owned great camp Woodwil on Markham Point, Upper Saranac Lake.  Spence spent four summers with his grandfather at Woodwil, starting in 1930 when he was 11, an experience that he wrote about in A Mountain View, published posthumously in 2002.  Spence has a stone in the tiny cemetery near Church of the Ascension in Saranac Inn; two matching stones nearby list Eleanor K. Spence (1921 - 2003) and Colin Sewell Spence (1969 - 1995).

External link:

  • Neal Burdick, Adirondack Explorer, January 2003, Review of Spence's A Mountain View
  • Google Books: selections from A Mountain View.