This is John Lavier. He died in Canton at the age of 86. He was from Waddington. Mr. Lavier was a well known river guide and fisherman. When he was younger he was an acrobat for the Main Brothers Circus for 20 years. This info cames from his obit in the Ogdensburg Journal from Friday April 10, 1942 pg 2.
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