Born: January 11, 1911

Died: October 21, 1985

Married: Jeff Newbold

Children: T. Jefferson Newbold, II

Mary Dell Newbold, known as Mandy, operated Dairy Dell after her husband's death in 1960.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 25, 1985

Mrs. Mary Newbold

SARANAC LAKE - Mrs. Mary Dell Newbold of 96 Park Ave., died Friday evening, Nov. 22, at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake.

She was born in Ventnor, N.J., the daughter of Vaughn and Mary Mathis.

She moved to Saranac Lake in the late 1940's.

Mrs. Newbold and her husband, T. Jefferson Newbold, owned and operated Dairy Dell, Inc., in Saranac Lake for many years. She continued to operate the dairy after his death in 1960 and until her retirement.

She had been a trustee and treasurer of the Trudeau Institute here, and was, at the time of her death, a member of the board of trustees of the Saranac Lake Free Library and member of St. Luke's Church.

For many years, she had done volunteer work at the General Hospital.

Survivors include a son, T. Jefferson Newbold; and a granddaughter, Amanda Newbold.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Luke's Church, with the Rev. Rick Dennis, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid.

Memorial donations may be made to the Saranac Lake Free Library or General Hospital in care of the Fortune Funeral Home.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 18, 1986

Halcyon days of summers past recalled in library photo exhibit

SARANAC LAKE — The carefree days of summers past are frozen in time and highlighted in a photography exhibit at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

"Gateways to Adirondack Summers: 1870  1900," the Mary-Dell Mathis Newbold Memorial Photography Exhibit, opens Saturday in the Cantwell Community Room of the library.

The exhibit of 24 photographs is a tribute to the artistry of three outstanding Adirondack photographers: Seneca Ray Stoddard, G. W. Baldwin and William L. Distin.

It is also a grateful acknowledgement of the work of Mary-Dell "Mandy" Newbold who spent many hours cataloguing the extensive photograph collection of the Saranac Lake Free Library. Exhibit costs including framing, matting and printing of photographs were made possible by gifts to the library in memory of Mrs. Newbold.

A brochure accompanying the show explains that the trickle of adventurous sportsmen to the North Woods before the Civil War was succeeded during the last three decades of the century by a rush of health and pleasure seekers. From railroad stations on the borders of the Adirondack Wilderness, they traveled by lake steamer and stagecoach to summer resorts which offered the comforts of civilization in the roman tic setting of mountain lakes and forests

There the primitive lodges of the earlier generation of hunters and fishermen were replaced by luxurious hotels with long shady piazzas and elaborate observatory towers. Their lawns were dotted with carpeted tents and gazebos, private cottages and boathouses, with tennis courts, golf links and croquet grounds, with windmills, gardens and livery stables. Guides were engaged for fishing and hunting expeditions or for picnic excursions to scenic spots where sketching and gathering water lilies occupied the summer afternoons. In the evenings after sumptuous dinners, the gentlemen could repair to the billiard and smoking rooms, the ladies to reading and writing rooms, then together again for dancing and concerts.

The Gilded Age prospered. More hotels were built, more steamers plied the lakes; the railroads extended their tracks to the heart of the mountains. More and more, nature was embellished by artifice. Then, slowly the times and places changed. Autos and improved roads freed vacationers to attempt greater distances and shorter stays in a succession of resorts. Hotels failed or burned. The serenity of the end of the 19th Century was lost to the calamities and restlessness of the 20th Century.

The photographs in the exhibit were chosen as a gateway to that lost idyllic time. The public is welcome to view the show, at no charge, during regular library hours through August 15.

The exhibit will also travel to other libraries and museums. The frames and mats can be used to display other library photographs This flexible use of frames is part of the purpose of the memorial.