Willard Locke, 66, over 40 years a resident and highly respected citizen of Indian Lake, died March 3, 1910 at the family home after a period of several months of suffering with cancer of the throat.
He was the son of Willard Sr., and Maria Goodspeed Locke and was born at Johnsburgh on Dec. 2, 1844. He went with his parents to Indian Lake in 1855. He was later married to Miss Eliza Morrill of Lake Pleasant who survives him. They had two daughters, Nancy Ward and Edith King and three sons, Nathaniel, Robert and Ralph Locke, all of Indian Lake. Two sisters, Mary McCane and Ellen McCormick and three brothers, Joseph, Hosea and Marvin Locke survive him.
The deceased served one year in the Civil War as he enlisted in 1864 in the 175th regiment, Co. D., N.Y. Vols.
Thirty Masonic craftsmen marched from the church behind the casket to the cemetery in Indian Lake.