Born: July 12, 1874, son of Theodore Labounty and Emma Otis

Died: January 31, 1948

Married: February 8, 1897, Nina C. Gleason

Children: Doris Labounty married Hubert L. Donaldson, Pauline Labounty married Raymond S. Tyler & Alton W. Labounty.

One of the daughters was born December 29, 1897 in Dickenson Center (Plattsburgh Daily Press, Jan 10, 1898).

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saturday, January 31, 1948


Morris A. LaBounty of 93 Forest Hill avenue died at his home this morning of a heart condition which had caused his health to fail for a number of years.

Mr. LaBounty was born July 12, 1874 at Paul Smiths the son of Theodore L. and Emma Otis LaBounty. He was married to the former Miss Nina C. Gleason and the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8 last year.

For many years the couple operated a farm near Dickinson Center. About 20 years ago they moved to this village where Mr. LaBounty found employment as a painter with Wood Brothers.

Mr. LaBounty was stricken with heart trouble a number of years ago and poor health confined him to his home. Approximately five years ago he began a rabbit raising industry. The white angora rabbits which he raised were sheared regularly and the fur sold to companies which used it as insulation for Eskimo jackets, down quilts and other warmth-giving objects.

Besides his wife, Mr. LaBounty is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hubert L. Donaldson and Mrs. Ray S. Tyler of this village; a son, Alton W. of Massena; a brother, Ernest of St. Regis Falls; a sister, Mrs. Olive Engstrom of Roscoe, Calif.; a niece, Mrs. Violet J. Milne of St. Louis, Mo., and two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning