Born: c. 1880

Died: December 5, 1948

Married: Adolph Glaser Hupfel

Children: May Elizabeth Wood

May Gourlay Hupfel was a noted golfer. She owned Tanglebirch, a camp on Hoel Pond.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 8, 1948


(Special to the Daily Enterprise)

NEW YORK CITY, Dec. 8 — Mrs. May Gourlay Hupfel, 68, summer resident of Hoel Pond at Saranac Inn, died suddenly Sunday night at Lenox Hill hospital.

Wife of the late Adolph Glaser Hupfel, vice-president and treasurer of the J. Charles G. Hupfel Company, Inc., real estate firm, Mrs. Hupfel had spent many seasons at her summer home, Tanglebirch, Saranac Inn. Her New York city residence was at 10 Gracie square.

As May Isabelle Gourlay Dunn Webb, Mrs. Hupfel was a noted woman golfer. She came to the United States from Scotland in 1915 and was believed to have been that country's first woman professional golfer. Her father, Tom Dunn, was a famous golfer in Scotland.

Mrs. Hupfel was also an artist and had exhibited many of her paintings in the annual shows of the Saranac Lake Art League and the Saranac Lake Study and Craft Guild in that village.

Surviving her are her daughter, Mrs. May Elizabeth Wood; a grandson, Gordon Wood and two brothers, Seymour and John Duncan Dunn was a famous golfer in Scotland.

Funerals services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Church of the Heavenly Rest, 5th avenue and 90th street

Plattsburgh Press-Republican, July 19, 1946


A valuable watch, stolen from the summer home of Mrs. Adolph Hupfel at Saranac Inn, was recovered this week at St. Regis Falls by members of Troop B, State Police. The watch, valued at $2,000, had come into the hands of a watchmaker there. He paid $2 for it.

According to the State Police, the watch was taken from its velvet pillow beneath a glass encasement at the owner's summer estate. Mrs. Hupfel told police that there are only two timepieces like it in the world. The other is on exhibition at the Royal Museum in London. Mrs. Hupfel recently refused an offer of $2,000 for it from the American Museum in New York.

Police have charged Harold Lavoir, 20, and his brother, Charles, both of St. Regis Falls, with involvement in the theft.