Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Born: June 7, 1909

Died: February 22, 1955

Married: Mildred Murray (b. 1908)

Children: William Dupree

William Francis Dupree was president of the Saranac Lake Bobsled Club in 1948 and ran the Lakemont Tourist Home at 102 Lake Flower Avenue. With Jim Bickford, Tom Hicks, and his brother, Donald V. Dupree, he took bronze in the 1948 Winter Olympics. 1 He is described as the "220-pound brakeman of Saranac Lake who represented the United States in the 1937-38 World Championships in Switzerland and Germany as No. 2 man on Donna Fox's crew." 2

He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Syriac Dupree of 4 Merrill Street.  He was a World War II veteran.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 28, 1955

DUPREE RITES ARE TOMORROW

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow in St. Bernard's Church for William F. Dupree, 45, who died suddenly Friday of a heart ailment in South Bound Brook, N.J., where he had been making his home.

Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery.

The body is reposing at the Keough Memorial Chapel where there will be Rosary services at 8 o'clock tonight. The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Daughters of America will meet at the chapel.

Mr. Dupree was born on June 7, 1909 in Saranac Lake, the son of Syriac and Marietta McGrain Dupree. He was graduated from the Saranac Lake High School and had been employed in construction work.

Mr. Dupree was a member of the 1948 United States Olympic bobsled team and in 1937 he represented this country at the World Championships.

Besides his widow, Mildred Murray Dupree, and a son, William, 7, he is survived by his mother, five brothers, Bernard, of Little Silver, N.J., Raymond, of Ft. Covington, Paul, Donald and Robert, all of Saranac Lake. There are four sisters, Mrs. Dean Anson, of South Bound Brook, Mrs. Russell Wood, Mrs. Richard Betters and Mrs. Edwin Doyle, all of Saranac Lake.

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1. Lake Placid News, October 15, 1999
2. Lake Placid News, December 19, 1947