From Son's Obit: (Joseph Jr) Born in Fort Covington on March 3, 1870, he was one of six children of the late Joseph and Kate Peets LaComb, who were pioneers in that section.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch  : 14 July 2016], Catherine La Comb in household of Joseph La Comb, Norfolk, St Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 225, sheet 452D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0925; FHL microfilm 1,254,925.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch  : accessed 17 December 2016), Catherine Lacomb in household of Joseph Lacomb, Norfolk Township, Election District 2, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 115, sheet 5A, family 98, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,157.
Obituary: Joseph LaComb died at his home on Beach street in this village Sunday morning, September 5th at three o'clock of heart disease. He had been ill ever a year, having had his first attack fourteen months ago, then a second one later and the third just before his death, The funeral was held Tuesday from the church of the Sacred Heart at this place, Rev. Father Fitzgerald officiating.
Joseph LaComb was born in Canada January 6, 1835, and in 1856 he was married to Miss Catherine Peets, also of Canada. He came to the town of Norfolk 39 years ago and lived there until seven years ago, when he moved to Massena and built a comfortable home on Beach Street. Mr. and Mrs. LaComb have had nine children, six boys and three girls. Two of the boys, Moses and Lewis died while young and William H. two years ago. He leaves a wife and six children, Mrs. Frank Trippany, of Massena; Mrs. Lewis Trippany and Mrs. Joseph Euto, of Norfolk; John and Peter LaComb, of Norfolk and Joseph LaComb, of North Stockholm, also five brothers and one sister.
Up to his late illness he had always been in good health and worked at the carpenter's trade for nearly sixty years. He was an industrious man, honest in his dealing, kind to his family, and universally respected. The family is very graceful to the kind friends for the beautiful flowers at the funeral.
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