Born: 1854

Died: 1907

Married: Amerett E. Alfred

Warren Joseph Alfred (sometimes given as Joseph Warren Alfred) was a logger and a hotel man. Among several other businesses, he conducted a hotel or hunting camp at Madawaska.

Adirondack News, August 18, 1894

J. W. Alfred went to his camp at Madawaska this week with quite a number of city sportsmen. The hunting season opened Wednesday and the Adirondacks will be the popular resort of city people for the next two months.

Adirondack News, March 30, 1895

Joe Alfred is shipping sawdust from this place for his ice house at Madawaska.

Adirondack News, May 25, 1895

W. J. Alfred has finished his house at Madawaska and is now in excellent shape to entertain devotees of the rod.

Adirondack News, June 24, 1899

W. J. Alfred has been at work connecting the Waverly House and his summer hotel at Madawaska, by telephone. The work was completed Thursday and the line is now in good working order.

Essex County Republican, December 20, 1907

Buried Under Masonic Auspices

The funeral of Warren J. Alfred, of Tupper Lake, whose death followed an operation for appendicitis in Utica hospital on Wednesday morning of last week, was held from the Masonic Temple in Malone last Saturday forenoon, under the auspices of Franklin Commandery, Knights Templar, of which deceased was a member. Interment was at Morningside cemetery.

The Tupper Lake Herald pays Mr. Alfred the following tribute:

"It is needless to say that almost the entire community received the news of Mr. Alfred's death with profound sorrow. Though never seeking cheap popularity he had many warm friends who were deeply attached to him. He was a man of exceptionally good business capacity, and his opinions were listened to with attention and respect. To some who had not the pleasure of his intimate acquaintance Mr. Alfred may have seemed austere, but to his friends he was the personification of kindliness and good nature. His many acts of charity, of which he never spoke, are strong evidence that beneath an apparently cold exterior there beat a warm and generous heart.

"Mr. Alfred always took an active interest in public affairs in which he brought in play his sterling honesty and keen business capacity. At one time he was deputy sheriff, and was also president of the board of education in the town of Waverly.”

For many years Mr. Alfred had been a prominent Mason. He was a member of Mount Arab Lodge, No. 847, F. & A; M., of Tupper Lake; Franklin Commandsry, No. 60, of Malone; Karnak Temple,' A. A. O. N. M. S., Montreal, and Syracuse Consistory. He was also a member of Plattsburgh Lodge of Elks, and Raquette River Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Tupper Lake.

At the time of his death Mr. Alfred was proprietor of the Altamont Hotel at Tupper Lake. He had formerly, been in the livery business at Brushton and subsequently conducted the Waverly House at St. Regis Falls. He was only 50 years of age. He leaves, besides his wife, to mourn his loss, his father, George B, Alfred, now in Florida; three brothers and one sister, Edwin B., of Dunnellon, Fla.; Robert A., of Port Inglis, Fla., Julius B., of Providence, R.I., and Mrs. F. K. Perry, of Union City, Conn.

Mr. Alfred had a large acquaintance throughout the county and was very well known here at the County seat. His sudden death has elicited many expressions of sorrow among his; friends and acquaintances here.

Tupper Lake Free Press, February 13, 1936


Do you remember 35 to 45 years ago, when excursion trains to Tupper Lake were of common occurance?

…We must not forget the annual fall excursions staged each year by the late Joseph Warren Alfred, proprietor of Hotel Altamont in Tupper Lake, of the Waverly Hotel at St. Regis and Hunters resort at Madawaaka.

The excursions were run from Tupper Lake to Madawaaka (near Meno on the N. Y. & O. line) where James Eccles was in charge of the popular fishing and hunting resort.

Joe Alfred always chartered a special excursion train and invited dozens of friends for a fare-free ride.