|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1918|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1999|
Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Tuesday, January 19, 1999
Adgate B. Schermerhorn, 80, Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Ogdensburg, died Sunday at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Palm Bay, Fla.
Mr. Schermerhorn taught school at Ogdensburg Free Academy for more than 20 years. He had spent the past several winters in Melbourne.
He was a member of Ogdensburg Elks Lodge and an American Horsemen's Association judge and was a founder of the St. Lawrence Valley Horsemen's Association. In 1965, his two Shetland ponies, Hero of Twyn Waters and Van Heuvels Classy Kid, won the national Shetland all-star award for the tandem championship.
Born Sept. 3, 1918, at Ausable Chasm, son of Giles B. and Carolyn Adgate Schermerhorn, he graduated from Keeseville High School and, in 1948, received a master of education degree from St. Lawrence University, Canton.
Mr. Schermerhorn was a captain in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He entered the service in December 1941, was commissioned in July 1942 and served in the Aleutian Islands from July to October 1943. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with two battle stars.
He was one of eight survivors of a B-29 crash near Moon Lake, Idaho, on Jan. 29, 1943. He and two mates, all uninjured, spent three weeks going 660 miles through snowbound wilderness for aid for the other five. The three finally found a deserted forest ranger station, where they telephoned for help and learned the other five had been discovered the previous day by a flying mail delivery man.
He married Mildred Catherine George on June 17, 1943, at Sacramento, Calif. The couple lived on Van Rensselaer Road for many years. Mrs. Schermerhorn died Aug. 8, 1988.
Surviving are two sons, a brother, two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mildred Schermerhorn (1919 - 1988)
Foxwood Memorial Park
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Jun 13, 2009
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