William Lashomb
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William Frank Lashomb (1865 - 1946)

William Frank Lashomb
Born in Brasher, St. Lawrence County, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 25 Aug 1889 in Brasher, St. Lawrence County, New Yorkmap
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Died at age 81 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, United Statesmap
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- 1900 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: William Lashomb 36 (farmer), wife of 11 years Anna 30, children Jessie 9, Hubert 7, Guy 5, Lottie 3, & Arthur 1.

- 1910 Madrid, St. Lawrence, NY: William Lashomb 45, wife of 21 years Anna 35. They have had 8 children, and the 6 still at home are: Guy 15, Lottie 13, Arthur 10, Gladis 8, Leon 6, & Mildred 4.

- 1920 Massena Village, St. Lawrence, NY: William Lashomb 55 (farm laborer), wife Anna 50, daughter Mildred 17, son Guy 25 (aluminum company/laborer), & his wife Ethel 23.


William Lashomb: Herald Recorder, Potsdam NY: Friday 27 December 1946: Services were conducted in St. Mary's church, Potsdam, Monday morning for William Frank Lashomb, 84, Star Route, Potsdam, who died in Elm Street hospital Friday afternoon. Born in Brasher Falls, he was a son of the late Frank and Emma Currier Lashomb and for many years had been a farmer who retired in the late thirties. His wife, the former Miss Anna Harriman, died in May, 1938. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Carey (Jessie) Eddy of Watertown; Mrs. Fred (Lottie) Sutherland, Allston, Mass.; Mrs. William (Mildred) Hoover, Poughkeepsie; Mrs. Allie(Gladys)Foss, Lancaster, N. H., and Mrs. Claude (Anna) Hodgkins, Watertown and four sons, Hubert, Potsdam; Guy and Leon, Norfolk, and Arthur Lashomb, Watertown; 47 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgkins were residents of Winthrop in the teen years.

Notes for Anna Harriman:


Norwood News, Wednesday 11 May 1938: Mrs. Anna Lashomb Services Held Monday – Mrs. Anna Harriman Lashomb, 68, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carey Eddy in Main Street, Potsdam, after a long illness. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis. Mrs. Lashomb was married to William Lashomb 48 years ago at Brasher. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Eddy, Mrs. Clement Martin of Norwood, Mrs. Allie Foss, of Lancaster, N. H., and Mrs. Fred Sutherland of Brighton, Mass; and four sons, Guy, Leon and Hubert, all of Norfolk, and Arthur of Canton. There are 56 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in. St. Mary's church by Rev. Robert Farmer, assistant pastor. Burial in St. Mary’s cemetery.

Obituaries for the children:

Hubert Lashomb: Massena, NY Observer; Thursday 5 June 1980: POTSDAM - Funeral services for Hubert W. Lashomb, 87, of RD 4, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Potsdam, with Msgr. William J. Argy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours were Tuesday afternoon and evening at the Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam. Mr. Lashomb died Saturday, May 31, 1980, in the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, a resident in the United Helpers Home; two daughters, Mrs. Theresa Slater, Wilmington, and Mrs. Marguerite Ashley, Potsdam; a son, Leon V., Marion, Texas; 20 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Foss, Lancaster, N.H., Mrs. Lottie Sutherland, Needham, Mass., and Mrs. Mildred Light, Wilmington; a brother, Leon, Massena. A son, Guy, died in April. He was born in Brasher, Oct. 14, 1892, son of William and Anna Harriman Lashomb. He attended area schools and married Elizabeth Burcume on June 15, 1915 at Norwood. He has been a self-employed carpenter and mason most of his life until retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Potsdam.

Guy Lashomb: Massena Observer, Monday 14 March 1949: Guy LaShomb Dies Suddenly At His Home: Guy LaShomb, 53, a restaurant proprietor in Massena for 11 years, died very suddenly at 8:15 Sunday morning, Mar. 13, 1949, at his home on the Plumbrook Rd. He was stricken with a fatal heart attack just as he was ready to come to church services in Massena. He had been failing for the past two months. He was born Nov. 13. 1895, at Brasher Falls, a son of William and Anna Harriman LaShomb. He attended schools in Brasher Falls and Norwood. Enlisting in the U. S. Army on July 11, 1918, during World War 1, he was graduated from a cooks’ and bakers' school at Camp Dix, N. J. He served in the army nine months. He was a custodian of Pine Grove School, then a watchman at the aluminum plant, before going into the restaurant business. He operated Guy's Diner at the corner of Park Ave. and Beach St. for 11 years. Mr. LaShomb and Miss Ethel LaComb, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter LaComb, were married in the old Sacred Heart Church on May 6, 1918 by the Rev. Benjamin H. Staie, then assistant pastor. For some years they lived on South Main St. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Virginia) Goodrich, Mrs. Howard (Thelma) Durant, Kay, Marie and Mary Jane LaShomb, all living at home; seven sons, Robert of the Massena-Winthrop Rd., Harold of Massena, Donald of Route 2, Norfolk, Raymond of Carthage, Lawrence, who is with the U. S. Army on Guam, Leo of Massena, Carl at home. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Carey Eddy, Watertown, Mrs. Fred Sutherland, Boston, Mrs. Allie Foss, Lancaster, N. H., and Mrs. William Hover, Saranac Lake; three brothers, Hubert of Potsdam, Arthur of Watertown and Leo of Grantville; three grandchildren, Sandra and Dale LaShomb and Donna Durant. Mr. LaShomb was a member of Massena Post 79, American Legion, the Father's Club of the VFW and of the Moose. F uneral services will be Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church. The body will remain at the Phillips Memorial Home until the hour of the funeral.


  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSL1-KJC : accessed 4 March 2018), William Lashomb, Brasher Township, Election District 2 Brasher, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 77, sheet 6B, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,156.

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LaShomb-140 and Lashomb-84 appear to represent the same person because: Both have the same birthday/death day and married to Anna Herriman.

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