Joseph was born about 1850. He is mentioned in his daughter Eliza's obituary: His wife is not mentioned.
Notes for Eliza LaFountain:
Obituary: : Mrs. Eliza Peets, 94, one of Tupper Lake's oldest residents, died about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy General Hospital, where she was admitted Tuesday night. She had been ill about two months. The funeral will take place at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Alphonsus Church and interment will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery here. She was born at Mooers Jan. 12, 1872, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LaFountain, and was married there on Oct. 30, 1891, to Peter Peets. The family resided in Massachusetts for many years, while he was employed as a machinist in a textile mill, moving to Tupper Lake in 1933. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary here in 1957. Mr. Peets died here June 27, 1958, at 87. Surviving are four daughters Mrs. Alvina Mayou of Ludlow, Mass.; Mrs. Rose Fountain, Springfield, Mass.; Mrs. Nellie Liberty, Easthampton, Mass.; and Mrs. Mary Demars, Tupper Lake; four sons, William J. Peets, at whose home, 17 Facteau Ave., she had resided for the past eight years; Alex Peets of Potsdam; Henry, of Thompsonville, Conn.; and Edward Peets of Indian Orchard, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Baird and Mrs. Elmira Morin, both of Clinton, Mass.; also 33 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren. [posted online by Malda Miller]
There is a FAG memorial that might be him, but since there were so many LaFountains in Clinton Co., NY, it is hard to tell. Refer to # 96956259. Fetterly-28 06:48, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
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