Born: May 20, 1907

Died: February 8, 1999

Married: Mary Hill

Children: Lauretta, Lynda, Lucille

Harold L. Hill was a sports star at Saranac Lake High School in the 1920s.  He lived at 70 Park Avenue from 1945 to 1969.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 13, 1999

Harold 'Charlie' Hill

SARANAC LAKE - Harold L. “Charlie” Hill , 91, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at his home in Houston, Texas.

Born on May 20, 1907 in Franklin, Ind. he had been a resident of Houston for the last five years and formerly resided in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.

He was a long-time member of the Saranac Lake Golf Club and the Saranac Lake Elks Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynda Mary Phillipson of Houston, Texas and Lucille JoAnn Duprey of Houma, La.; a son, Richard Peck of Montague, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in the spring at the family's convenience.

A mimeographed SPORT SUPPLEMENT (football) apparently from 1927 — also marked BEAT MALONE — profiles Captain Harold Hill, Tackle: "This year's captain has been a great performer for the Saranac Lake High team. The lanky tackle is quick on his feet, and is adept at breaking the enemy's defense. 'Charlie' is truly a clever player, of three years experience, and a remarkably good kicker. He has been one of the shining lights on the offense this year. Its tough he leaves us this year."

In a paragraph titled "What the Big Guns Have to Say," Capt. Harold "Charlie" Hill is quoted: "We cannot win alone. We need the backing of the student body. It is the cheers from the sidelines that instill the fighting spirit into the players which urges them to win. It is not going to be an easy game and our real chance lies with the student body, whether you back us with the right spirit or not."

A handwritten note adds: "1927 Football team won Adirondack Championship. Lost to Malone 18 Saranac 7 (by Kunz)." 1


2010-02-16 16:25:54   Mary and Harold also had a daughter named Lauretta who died young. —


1. Coogan scrapbooks