From: The Adirondack Enterprise Supplement, Vol. I, No. 1, Thursday, February 21, 1895, page 2.
No name is more intimately associated with Saranac Lake than that of
Frederick A. Isham, attorney, and present counsel of the village. Mr.
Isham came here when the town was in its infancy, and he has been
foremost among the energetic ones who pushed forward enterprises for the
welfare of the town, assisting greatly in bringing this beautiful
mountain village to the place of its present occupancy among the
villages and cities of the State.
Frederick A. Isham was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on May 22, 1860. He
attended schools in that vicinity and, after graduating from Plattsburgh
Academy, went to Columbia Law School, New York, from which institution
he graduated with the degree of L.L.D. in 1883. He was then in the
buoyant flush of youth and, having been admitted to the bar in Jan.
1884, began the practice of his profession in New York. There he became
very successful and he had the promise of a still brighter future when
ill health compelled him to leave the city in 1889.
Mr. Isham arrived in Saranac Lake in June, 1889. The population was then
[. . .t] 200, yet Mr. Isham, believing that the place was destined to
grow and flourish, at once invested heavily in real estate and decided
to remain here permanently.
Mr. Isham was married in 1885 to Miss Laura Haynes, of Plattsburgh, a
daughter of one of the best known men of that town. Three bright
children bless the union.
Transcribed from a poor photocopy by Mary Hotaling, 3/31/2010.