Died: 1956

Married: Alan Saunders


Gertrude Harris was from Maine. She was hired as a nurse for Grace Hoag, who may have had TB. The Hoags were renting The Birches on Lower Saranac Lake. After Mrs. Harris' death, Grant G. Hoag married Gertrude. In 1939-40, after Mr. Harris died, Gertrude Harris purchased the property from the estate.

Gertrude Harris was a patron of the little theater in Saranac Lake, and acted in at least one play performed there. She married Alan Saunders, an actor from New York City. In 1956, she died when she was thrown from a horse she was riding in Central Park.