Biography of Cyril H. Dupree
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Cyril Henry Dupree, who is successfully engaged in the lumber and contracting business at Malone, is a native of New York, born Aug. 12, 1871. He is the son of Joseph and Philena (Moth) Dupree.

Joseph Dupree was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Quebec, Canada, in 1834, and died in Malone, Nov. 25, 1908. When a small boy he came to New York with his parents, who settled near Belmont, and he became a prosperous farmer. During the Civil War he served as a member of the 94th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was married in 1858 to Miss Philena Mota, the daughter of Thomas Mota, of Franklin County. They were the parents of ten children: 1. Israel, born in 1861, lives at Bangor, N. Y. 2. Frederick, born in 1862, died in 1914. 3. Matilda, born in 1864, died in 1913, was the wife of James Renney, of Providence, R. I. 4. Emma, born in 1866, married Charles Sylvester, who died in 1896, and she lives at Pawtucket, R. I. 5. Louise, born in 1868, married Charles Crain, who died in 1926, and she lives at Pawtucket. 6. Myra, born in 1869, died in 1898, was the wife of Charles Patterson. 7. Cyril Henry, the subject of this sketch. 8. Daniel, born June 11, 1873, lives at Dorchester, Mass. 9. Ida, born in 1875, married Webster Nichols, who died in 1916. She lives at Malone. 10. Olive, born in 1876, married Charles Lewis, lives at Pawtucket.

Cyril Henry Dupree received his education in the district schools and spent his early life as a farmer. In 1892 he became employed as a carpenter and cabinet maker, and since 1908 has been interested in the lumber business, his original mill being located at Pearl and Catherine streets, which he still operates. He makes a specialty of all types of mill work, and is a well known retail lumber dealer. Since 1923 Mr. Dupree has also engaged in building, and has developed the exclusive residential allotment, known as Coolidge Court. In 1930 he was interested in a similar development in Malone, known as Sunset Court. He has a record of some of the finest homes in the city, and is recognized as a dependable builder.

On March 6, 1895, Mr. Dupree married Miss Ella M. Avery, the daughter of Samuel and Augusta (Hutchins) Avery, of Westville, N. Y. They are the parents of five children: 1. Lee Arthur, born Feb. 20, 1896, a graduate of Franklin Academy, is engaged in newspaper work in New York City. 2. Gladys, born Sept. 25, 1897, a graduate of Franklin Academy, Teachers College at Albany, and St. Lawrence University, class of 1920. She married Roswell Stacey, who died in 1926. She is now a teacher of Latin and English in the high school at Jeffersonville, N. Y. Her son lives with Mrs. Stacey's parents. 3. Mildred, born Aug. 20, 1899, a graduate of Franklin Academy, and Ohio Wesleyan University. She married George Monahan, and lives at Lima, Ohio. 4. Kenneth, born Nov. 29, 1901, a graduate of Franklin Academy and Syracuse Business College, lives at Syracuse. 5. Ruth, born Nov. 17, 1903, a graduate of Franklin Academy, and Northern New York School of Commerce. She married Charles Spinks, and lives at Albany.

Mr. Dupree has served as city assessor for two terms and is a Republican in politics. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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