Biography of William W. Lamberton
Franklin County, NY Biographies





William Walter Lamberton. - One of the progressive and well known business men of Franklin County is William W. Lamberton, who is identified with the Chateaugay Undertaking Company, with branches at Chateaugay and Brainardsville. He was born at Mooers, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1864, the son of John and Ellen (Maxwell) Lamberton.

John Lamberton was born in Scotland in 1820 and was a small boy when he came to the United States with his parents and settled in Northern New York. He was a wheelwright and followed that trade throughout his active career. He lived retired for ten years before his death, July 22, 1896. He is buried in Mooers Cemetery. He was married in 1852 to Miss Ellen Maxwell, a native of Ireland, the daughter of William Maxwell. Their children were: 1. Juliet, born Feb. 5, 1854, the widow of James Lambert, lives at Mooers. 2. Myrah, born March 27, 1856, died May 4, 1926, was the wife of Andrew Woodley, of Sciota, N. Y. 3. Florence, born March 25, 1857, died July 9, 1917, was the wife of Joseph Davison, of Mooers. 4. Elmer E., born May 25, 1861, lives at Mooers. 5. William W., the subject of this sketch. 6. Llewelyn, born Sept 29, 1870, lives at Mooers.

William W. Lamberton left school at the age of 14 years and became an apprentice to a local blacksmith. He followed that trade for four years and then came to Brainardsville, where he purchased a blacksmith shop. He continued as proprietor of this business for a period of 40 years, and disposed of his interest in February, 1928. In 1906 Mr. Lamberton kad become associated in the undertaking business with J. H. English, and the firm of Lamberton & English continued until the death of Mr. English in June, 1927, when the business was incorporated as the Chateaugay Undertaking Company, with Mr. Lamberton as president.

On June 22, 1898, Mr. Lamberton married Miss Maud M. Armstrong, the daughter of John and Anna (Mannely) Armstrong, of Belmont. Their daughter, Marian Gertrude, was born March 8, 1905. She is a graduate of Potsdam Normal College, class of 1927, and was a teacher in the grade schools of Malone before her marriage June 19, 1931, to Elmer A. Thompson. He is an electrical engineer and they reside at Pittsfield, Mass.

Mr. Lamberton is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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