Born: November 23, 1904

Died: March 25, 1958

Peter Green was a black man who worked for the family of Dr. Lawrason Brown. He is buried in their family plot in Pine Ridge Cemetery under a stone with the inscription "Loyal friend, Faithful servant." He was very active in the local Jehovah's Witnesses.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 27, 1958


Peter Green, aged 53, died suddenly Tuesday evening at his home at 150 Main Street.

The body is reposing at the Fortune Funeral Home, where there will be a service tomorrow at 2 p.m. Mr. Edwin Phillips of Jehovah's Witnesses, will say the service.

Born on November 23, 1904, Decora, Ga., Mr. Green for many years had done house and janitorial work for several residences and churches of the area, and especially worked for 30 years for the late Mrs. Lawrason Brown.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 28, 1958


Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon for Peter Green, who died suddenly last Tuesday, Mr. Edwin Phillips, Jehovahs Witness, said the service at the Fortune Funeral Home.

Peter Green had been a loyal friend and servant of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrason Brown for 30 years, and at the express wish of Mrs. Anne Gallagher, sister of Mrs. Lawrason Brown, interment will take place in the spring in Dr. Brown's family plot in Pine Ridge cemetery.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 28, 1958

Letter to the Editor

Dear Sir:

The staff of the Saranac Lake Free Library wishes to pay tribute to Peter Green, a "gentleman of the old school" who served our institution so faithfully over the years, always beyond the call of duty.

Ruth Worthington

Anne Rice Jacobsen

On February 3, 2009, this letter appeared in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:

"I lived up in Saranac Lake in the later '40s and early '50s. First school I ever went to was River Street School. I see the building is still there. Our family knew a black man named Peter Green. Does anybody know what happened to him? The Philadelphia Eagles used to come up every year and practice on Petrova High School field. Used to live at 32 Santanoni Avenue — see it's a college now.

"I see by the satellite image things have gotten bigger."

Dan Lowell Redding, California,