George Fred LaBarge, aged 78, died at 8:20 last eveing at his home, 71 Willow Street. Mr. LaBarge was a well known retired carpenter and builder.
Born Nov. 10, 1865 in Malone, he was the son of William and Delia LaMontaigne LaBarge.
He attended Malone schools including Franklin Academy. He was a member of Notre Dame Church and a charter member of St. John Baptiste Society. He also held membership to the Independent Order of Foresters, and in the Carpenters Union. He was a thorough and conscientious artisan who took pride in his work and turned out a highly satisfactory product.
He worked for Benjamin Muncil, of Paul Smith, for over 20 years in the capacity of his trade. He built many of the large camps on the St. Regis Lakes, and many houses in Malone, among which was the Judge E.D. Lawrence home on Prospect Street.
Mr. LaBarge married the former Miss Libby Eggaware, of Ellenburg, on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 1890. She survives her husband. Three years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Surviving are two children, Mrs. Leslie A. Degon of Springfield, Mass., Maurice LaBarge, now somehere in England; three grandchildren; 1st Lieut. Irving W. Degon of the Air Corps, somewhere in India, 1st Lieut Vincent M. Degon, camp Hood Texas, and one great grandson, Leslie Vincent, of Greenwich, Conn.
Funeral details will be found in the Journey's End.