PLATTSBURGH — Addie Elizabeth Coonan passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the age of 103.
Mrs. Coonan was born in Mooers, N.Y., on Feb. 27, 1901, the daughter of Albert and Mary Jane (Rushlow) Seamans.
She grew up on the family farm on Seamans Road in the Town of Mooers. As a child, she walked a mile each way to the one-room school on Seamans Road and later transferred to the high school in the Village of Mooers. In later years she fondly told of the idyllic childhood she had growing up on the family farm riding her horse Prince, skating on the pond down in the meadow and swimming in the nearby Great Chazy River, as well as helping her parents and five brothers work the farm. Addie as extremely proud of the fact her father taught her carpentry and she could wield a saw and hammer as good as anyone.
Mrs. Coonan was a lifelong communicant of the Three Steeples United Methodist Church in Champlain and also a longtime attendant of the Church of the Nazarene in Plattsburgh.
During her long life she was very active in the Methodist Church in Champlain. She was a charter member of the Champlain Home Bureau and a long time member and lecturer of the Pamona Grange of Clinton County. Mrs. Coonan was also a lifetime devotee and active member of the Mooers Campground.
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