Biography of Euclid C. Pine
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Euclid C. Pine. - As owner and manager of Riverside Inn, one of the popular hotels in the Adirondack region, Mr. Pine is prominent throughout the North Country. He was born at Au Sable Forks, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1867, the son of Napoleon B. and Celinda (Demerse) Pine.

Napoleon B. Pine was born in Canada in 1842. He was a blacksmith during his life and owned shops at Clintonville and Au Sable Forks. He was married in 1865 to Miss Celinda Demerse of Au Sable Forks. Mr. Pine died in 1912 and his wife died in 1898. They are buried at Au Sable Forks. To Mr. and Mrs. Pine were born four children: 1. Euclid C., the subject of this sketch. 2. Lillian, born in 1870, is the widow of Almeda Saure, lives at Brooklyn, N. Y. 3. Minnie A., born in 1875, the widow of Frank L. Kemp, who was secretary and general manager of J. and J. Rogers Company, paper and pulp manufacturers of Au Sable Forks. He died in August, 1931. 4. Frank J., born in 1877, died in 1930. He was also connected with J. & J. Rogers Company.

Euclid C. Pine left school at the age of 14 years and entered the offices of the Peru Steel & Iron Company, Clintonville, as an office boy. He resigned after four years in their employ to become bookkeeper for Henry J. Gillespie, druggist, of Au Sable Forks, with whom he was associated for five years. In 1891 Mr. Pine became a bookkeeper and office manager of the hotel of Paul Smith. He subsequently was identified with hotels at Saranac Inn and Au Sable Chasm, and in 1899, in partnership with John Corbett purchased Riverside Inn at Saranac Lake. The firm of Pine & Corbett was incorporated in 1909 and so continues up to the present time. Mr. Corbett died in 1912. Five years later Mr. Pine purchased his former partner's interest, and has since been sole owner of the hotel.

Mr. Pine is a Republican in politics, and in early life was active in public affairs. He served as supervisor of Brighton from 1893 until 1898, and as supervisor of Harrietstown from 1902 until 1908.

Mr. Pine holds membership in Holy Name Catholic Church at Au Sable Forks. He is a director of the Adirondack National Bank and Trust Company at Saranac Lake.

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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