Born: February 7, 1876
Died: July 13, 1930
Married: Lilla B. Jackson
Children: Donald, Marian, Isabelle
Clinton J. Ayres was a major real estate and insurance broker. Ayres Insurance was located in the corner office of the Berkeley House in the early 1920s.
His first job in Saranac Lake was with the George L. Starks hardware store. He later worked for W. C. Leonard's for a number of years before buying the one year old real estate agency of the late Edward R. Young. Later he acquired the Eddy Whitby Agency.
He served as director and vice president of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, and as a trustee of the Saranac Lake school system from 1913 to 1924.
Lake Placid News, July 18, 1930
WELL-KNOWN RESIDENT OF SARANAC LAKE DIES
Clinton J. Ayres, president of Clinton J. Ayres, Inc., Saranac Lake, one of the leading real estate and insurance agencies of the Adirondack region, and for many years one of the civic leaders of the North Country, died early Sunday evening at Clifton Springs sanatorium, Clifton Springs. Cancer was the cause of death.
Mr. Ayres had been in poor health since early in the year and had practically retired from active business. Four weeks ago he was taken to the Clifton Springs sanatorium. He was 54 years of age. Mr. Ayres was well known in Lake Placid and in this section of the Adirondacks, where he was held in universal esteem as a man of wide vision, progressive spirit, and marked business ability.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Lilla B. Jackson; and three children, Donald F. Ayres of Kingston, N. Y., and the Misses Marian E. and Isabelle C. Ayres of Saranac Lake.