Combined families — Football in Boston

This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about the daughters of Samuel Pruyn and their families that lived in the three houses that now are the campus of The Hyde Collection art museum in Glens Falls.

The Post-Star called Harvard University’s 10–7 win over Yale on Nov. 19, 1921 the “biggest upset of the season.”

Polly Hoopes, daughter of Maurice and Mary Hoopes, was in the stands to watch the action.

Polly, along with Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Brown and Georgiana Sherman of Glens Falls, spent the weekend in Boston, taking in the game and other activities.

“Harvard’s victory over Yale in the final of the season’s Big Three meetings will stand as one of the greatest accomplishments of all the gridiron clans that have worn the crimson,” The Post-Star reported Nov. 21, 1921.

The Big Three was comprised of then college football national powerhouses Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

In other historic Combined Families news:

The Lake George Mirror on Aug. 12, 1910 reported that Louis Hyde, husband of Charlotte, was elected treasurer of the Glens Falls Club.

The Post-Star on July 16, 1921 reported that the Glens Falls Country Club Handicap Committee calculated a 19 handicap for Louis Hyde and 15 handicap for Maurice Hoopes.

The Post-Star on July 21, 1921 reported that Polly Hoopes qualified to play in the woman’s golf tournament at Glens Falls Country Club.

The Post-Star on Oct. 20, 1921 reported that Louis Hyde was elected a director of the National Bank of Glens Falls to succeed the late Daniel J. Finch.

The Post-Star on Nov. 3, 1921 reported that Mary Hoopes, Nell Pruyn and Charlotte Hyde were among 36 “guarantors” that had agreed to each sell 15 tickets to the upcoming fine arts concert series John Boles organized at the Glens Falls armory. The series of four concerts opened Nov. 15 with the Flonzaly Quartet.

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Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY