Alfred Lake Coons
From The Capital Region of New York State, Crossroads of
Francis P. Kimball
Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin
The board business background of Alfred Lake Coons has excellently equipped him for the performance of his present duties as postmaster of Elizaville. He takes the deepest interest in Columbia County affairs, and in a variety of ways has contributed to the well-being of this district of New York State.
Coons was born in 1886 in Catskill, New York, son of Alfred and Hannah (Buckley)
father was for years a Methodist minister of Ulster and Greene counties.
Lake Coons attended Ulster County schools, and after completing his high school
studies was employed as bookkeeper with an Ulster County paper company. In 1917
he removed the Elizaville, where he learned the retail merchandise business. In
1925 he bought a general store here, owning and operating it down to the time of
writing. On November 5, 1923, Mr. Coons was appointed postmaster here, and he
still serves in this capacity.
Coons has friends in many places, since his store and his work are centered in
the heart of the summer camp and resort district, and the people from all parts
of the country come flocking here in the
warm months of the year to spend their holidays.
Mr. Coons has made a deep study of the history of the Catskill district
and the Capital Region, and his opinions on important local questions are
regarded with the utmost respect.
He is a member of the Livingston Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and
belongs to the Methodist Church.
During the World War he was chairman of the local board for the Liberty