Born: December 4, 1863 in St-Barthélemy, Quebec as Cyriac Dupuis.

Died: 1952 1

Married: Elizabeth Russet

Children: Mrs. Jennie Duprey Mrs. Clara Otis, Mrs. William Hall and Mrs. John Keough, Mrs. John Russ, Syriac Dupree, Jr., Oliver Duprey, Raymond Duprey, Leo Duprey, Philip Duprey, Clarence Duprey, Edmund Duprey and Lawrence Duprey

Syriac Duprey was a village trustee from 1941 through his death in July, 1946. Frank Casier remembered him as a Master Builder. Syriac Dupree, Sr. was the "proprietor of Dupree's tourist camps" 2

Syriac Duprey was the son of Syriac and Philomena Duprey who came to Troy, New York, from Quebec in 1869. In 1883 he married Elizabeth Russet of Elizabethtown in Mineville. In 1886, they moved to Saranac Lake, settling on a large tract in the North Elba section where Duprey Street is now located.

For more than 15 years, he worked for the village water department in the days when laying a sewer or water main was a great undertaking. He assisted in the development of the system.

He worked as a building contractor and as a foreman for Branch and Callanan for many years, during which time he built scores of houses and camps in the Saranac Lake region.

He retired to a tourist colony that he built in Ray Brook.

Mrs. John Keough, Mrs. William Hall, Mrs. John Russ, Mrs. Clara Otis, Oliver Duprey, Leo Duprey, Clarence Duprey, Philip Duprey, Raymond Duprey, Edmund Duprey, Syriac Duprey (died 1946)

Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 2, 1948, on the occasion of his 85th birthday

Note: There was at least one Junior and at least one Senior, and they aren't always clearly distinguished in news accounts, so this page is a work in progress!



1. Pine Ridge Cemetery records
2. Adirondack Record - Elizabethtown Post, April 17, 1941