Elmer J. Vincent
Dies; Was Judge
In Essex County
Prominent Ticonderoga Attorney, Well Known Republican Leader, Succumbs; Long Illness
Elmer J. Vincent of Ticonderoga,
former Essex County Judge and Surrogate and county attorney for many
years, died early Sunday afternoon after a long illness. He was 63 years old.
Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Congregational Church, the Rev. Mrs.
Viola Moore officiating. Interment was in Valley View Cemetery at
South Ticonderoga. The bearers were Arthur Foley, Frank T. McDon-
aid, Francis Malaney, Lawrence Gravelle and Joseph Arthur, all of Ticonderoga
and William Kennedy of Port Henry.
A prominent member of the Republican Party throughout his life
and widely known in Northern New York, Mr. Vincent served as attorney
for the County of Essex for more than twenty years, resigning from
the post after his election in the fall of 1939 to the office of Essex Count
Judge and Surrogate, serving in that capacity for a six year term from January 1, 1940
to January 1, 1946. He had been in ill health since that time.
Mr. Vincent had also previously served as attorney for the village of Ticonderoga
for several years and he was at one time village clerk here.
Born at Burke in Franklin County , New York, June 8, 1884, The son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Vincent. Mr. Vincent attended rural schools there before entering Potsdam
Normal School where he graduated after teaching in Burke for three years entered the Albany Law
School and graduated in 1909.
He came to Ticonderoga in January of 1911 where he entered a law partnership with
Richard F. Hayes of Ticonderoga, which continued until 1920. Since his admission
to the New York State Bar after graduation from the Albany Law School. Mr. Vincent was honored
and leading member of his profession in the North Country. Mr. Vincent was a member of Ticonderoga
Lodge of Elks.
Besides his wife, Mrs Hazel Moore Vincent, he is survived by three sons Elmer S. Vincent of Ticonderoga,
Charles C. Vincent and John Vincent, both of New York City. and two brothers, Morton Vincent and
Alvin Vincent both of Burke, New York.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Supreme Court Justice O. Byron Brewster
of Elizabethtown, Essex County Clerk Harry Mac Dougal of Elizabethtown Essex County, Attorney B
Gregary, Brewster of Port Henry , James McMahon, of Port Henry, Supervisor Arthur Tyrrell and
C.J. Mousaw of Schroon Lake, Francis Donnelly of Minerva, Chairman of the Essex County
Board of Supervisors, and John Carr and Frank McCabe of Elizabethtown.
From: TICONDEROGA SENTINEL
TICONDEROGA, NEW YORK, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1948
Mrs. Elmer J. Vincent
Dies In Hospital Here
Mrs. Hazel A .Vincent, 54, of Ticonderoga, the widow of
the late Essex County Judge Elmer J. Vincent,
died at the Moses Ludington Hospital last night after being admitted
to the hospital Monday when she
suffered a stroke. Cause of death
was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Vincent, the former Hazel
Moore of Ticonderoga, was born in
Ticonderoga and had resided here
throughout her lifetime: She is
survived by two brothers, Charles
and Walter Moore, both of Ticonderoga; three sons, Charles of New
York City, John of Corinth, N. Y.,
and Elmer of Ticonderoga; also five
Funeral services will be conducted
Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Congregational Church here, the Rev.
Mrs. Viola Moore officiating. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery.
From: Ticonderoga Sentinel, TICONDEROGA, NEW YORK, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1948