From the History of the Valley of the Hudson, River of Destiny, 1609-1930, Volume V, Biographical. Contributed by Jerry Sterrit and transcribed by Arlene Goodwin
Alexander Lamouree, a successful pharmacist of Southeastern New York, has since 1915 been a member of the firm of Paret & Lamouree, Inc., conducting two of the finest drug stores in the state, one at Tuxedo Park and one at Suffern. He was born in Palenville, Greene county, New York, January 24, 1888, a son of Luman and Anna (Haley) Lamouree. The father, who was an agriculturist by occupation, also manifested an active interest in civic affairs and for many years served as a member of the school board. He died in 1926, being still survived by his wife, who now resides in Saugerties, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Luman Lamouree were the parents of six children, as follows: Adelaide, who is the widow of Owen Turtle and is a school teacher in New York city; John, who is engaged in the drug business in partnership with his brother Alexander; Emma, who is the wife of James Reilly and lives in Catskill, New York, with her husband and their three children; Adelbert, who was killed in action in France during the world war; Henry, who married Lillian Myer and is serving as supervisor of Saugerties, New York; and Alexander of this review.
The last named acquired a public school education and subsequently entered the College of Pharmacy of Columbia University, for which he was graduated with the degree of Ph. G. in 1910. He was employed as a druggist during the succeeding five years and then in 1915 embarked in business on his own account in association with his brother John and another partner under the firm style of Paret & Lamouree, Inc. As stated above, they have since conducted two of the finest drug stores in the state of New York, one in Tuxedo Park and one at Suffern, carrying an extensive stock of drugs and druggists’ sundries and enjoying an enviable reputation as enterprising, reliable and progressive merchants.
In December, 1921, Alexander Lamouree was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Fitzpatrick, daughter of Andrew and Hester (Green) Fitzpatrick. In the maternal line Mrs. Lamouree is descended from a family that was established in New York prior to the Revolutionary war, in which the Greens were active participants. Mr. and Mrs. Lamouree are the parents of one child, Renee H. born in 1923.
Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Lamouree has supported the men and measures of the republican party, believing its principles most conducive to good government. In May, 1917, he enlisted for service in the World war as a private in the Medical Corps and after twenty-one months spent in France was honorably discharged in April 1919, as a first-class sergeant. He is a member of the American Legion and fraternally is affiliated with the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and with the Masonic order, in which he belongs to Lorillard Lodge, No. 858, F. & A. M., and to the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. His religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal Church, while his wife is an Episcopalian. Kindly and courteous in his social relations, he has long enjoyed to marked degree the confidence and esteem of the entire community.