Biography of Basel H. Roy
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Basil H. Roy, of Malone, is a substantial citizen and progressive business man of Franklin County. He was born at Malone, May 1, 1889, a son of John and Victoria (Elderbaum) Roy.

John Roy was a native of New York and during his entire active career engaged in general farming. He removed to Malone in 1884 and was married four years later to Miss Victoria Elderbaujn, the daughter of Noah Elderbaum, of Chasm Falls, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Roy the following children were born: 1. Basil H., the subject of this sketch. 2. Noah, born in 1893, lives at Rochester, N. Y. 3. Rutherford, lives at Norfolk, N. Y., is a veteran of the World War. 4. Lillian, the widow of Charles Reynolds, who died in 1928. 5. Arthur, lives at Plattsburgh, N. Y., is a veteran of the World War. 6. Clara, married Lester Linn, lives at Rochester, N. Y. 7. John, Jr., born in 1900, lives at Malone. 8. Henry, born in 1905, lives at Hartford, Conn. 9. Helen, married Pierce Ouderkirk, lives at Canton, N. Y.

Basil H. Roy obtained his education in the public schools of Malone, and became self supporting at the age of 16 years. He spent two years in a lumber camp in the Adirondack Mountains, after which he was employed by Walton & Tonsley, of Saranac Lake, N. Y., for three years. He then became foreman in the shops of Grant Collins, plumbing contractor, of Malone. After 13 years Mr. Roy in 1923 established his present business in Malone. He has been located at 44 Catherine Street since 1926. Mr. Roy's contracts extend over a wide area, and include territory between Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River, and from Canada to the Adirondack Mountains. He has installed heating plants in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Malone; Rainbow Sanitarium, at Rainbow, N. Y.; Malone Aluminum Corporation Building, at Malone; New York State Troopers Barracks, at Malone; and Stony Wold Sanatorium at Lake Kushaqua, N. Y.

On Aug. 18, 1913, Mr. Roy was united in marriage with Miss Julia Matune, the daughter of Henry Matune of Redford, N. Y. They are the parents of five children: 1. Margaret, born May 3, 1914. 2. Ralph, born March 16, 1915. 3. Howard, born Dec. 30, 1916. 4. Robert, born June 18, 1920. 5. Shirley, born July 29, 1924.

Mr. Roy has always been a Republican. He is a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Loyal Order of Moose, Independent Order of Foresters, and Malone Fish & Game Club.

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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