Saranac Lake Boys' Club Pontiac hockey team, c. 1924: Lyall Delamater, unknown, unknown, Louis Miron, Bill LaPan, Doug Bombard, unknown Born: May 21, 1896

Died: June 9, 1985

Married: Natalie Ruth Walton in New York City on January 19, 1918.

Children: Lyall Davies de la Mater, Jr. of Aurora, Co.; and Mrs. Nancy Burns of Opelika, Ala.

Chiefly known for:

Malone Farmer, January 30, 1918

The marriage of two well-known Saranac Lake young people in New York city about a week ago is the culmination of a school days romance. They are Lyall Davies De LaMater, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene De LaMater, and Natalie Ruth Walton, daughter of William A. Walton, the well-known hardware man and former supervisor of Harrietstown. Shortly after war was declared the groom enlisted in the Naval Reserve and is now taking a special course in the radio department of the Brooklyn navy yard. During his high school days he was one of the best known high school athletes, a track man and speed skater of marked ability. His bride is a charming, talented young lady, very popular in Saranac Lake and vicinity. She recently went to New York on a visit and the marriage was no surprise to Saranac Lakers, although it had not been expected to take place before spring.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 20, 1990

Mrs. Natalie Walton de la Mater


Former Saranac Lake, N.Y. resident Natalie Walton de la Mater, 91, died Jan. 1, 1990 at New Ellenton Geriatric Center here.

Mrs. de la Mater was born on June 27, 1899 in Saranac Lake and she attended Glen Eden School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

She was married to Lyall Davies de la Mater of Saranac Lake in New York City Jan. 19, 1918. He died June 9, 1985. In 1964, the Mrs. de la Mater was a lifelong member of the Republican party couple had retired to Aiken, S.C.

She is survived by a son, Lyall Davies de la Mater, Jr. of Aurora, Co.; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Burns of Opelika, Ala.; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held at Elliott Funeral Home in Augusta, Ga. on Jan. 10.

Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake in May.


2011-10-13 22:29:04   1900 Census for Old Forge, Herkimer Co., NY - Lyall was 4 yrs. old, born May 1896, living with his parents Eugene and Elizabeth (Davies) De LaMater. —