Alfie King

Chateaugay Record Thursday July 11 1957

Alfie King, 67, of R. F. D. 2, Chateaugay,
died at his home Monday evening,
July 8th, after a long illness.
He was born at Chary Lake November
15, 1889, a son of the late David
and Adeline King. He was one of
tour children, three of whom survive.
They are Mrs. Wilmer (Delta) Clark,
Plattsburgh; Mrs. Jerome (Lulu) Caster,
Saranac Lake; and one brother,
Elder, and several nieces and nephews.
He Is also survived by his wife.
Lucy (Secore) King, one son. Earl,
and one grandson Gary King, Chateaugay.
He is in repose at his home until
Thursday morning. Funeral services
will take place at St. Patrick’s Church
Thursday morning, and burial will
be in St. Patrick’s cemetery.

 Chateaugay Record THURSDAY, MAY 10,1962

Landmark at Forge Torn
Down for Road Construction
One of the last buildings of the “Old Forge” the store recently
run by the late Alfie King, is being torn down together with the
large house just back of it where Mr. and Mrs. King resided.

This old store was originally
down on the fork of the two old
dirt roads, near the river and
was built in 1870 by the Chateaugay
Iron & Ore Co There were
a good many different men in
charge of this store the last of
whom was Fred Gaines.
In the year 1921 the old store
was bought by Charles Percy
and moved to its present location.
It was added to a building
allready on this site which had
been run as a bakery by a Mrand
Mrs. MacGauley who lived
in the house ami later moved to
Plattsburgh whore they developed
a Larger bakery business.
The old store was run for many
years by Freank Percy and
his two sons. Chales and Abner
The Percy family Occcupying the
house. Mrs. Percy was the former
Josephine Miles and kept
“open house” for her many re- ‘
latives and friends. Abner Percy.
who was married to a lady direct
from Scotland, occupied t h e!
house and ran the store for many
years- Here was a meeting place
each evening for the men of the
community. Many “Tall Stories ‘
were swapped around the old box
stove, in the center of the store.
In 1941 the store was purchased
by Mr. and Mrs. Alfie King
who made many friends during
their years as store keepers-
Owing to poor health Mr. King
retired from business in 1955, so
now the old buildings have gone
the way that all “old things” go,
to make room for the future, in
this case a new road.

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