Biography of Norris W. Soper
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Soper, Norris W., was born in Theresa, July 15, 1847, and educated in his native town. He has always been a very successful farmer and now owns 215 acres of land, a part of the old homestead. He follows general farming, also keeps a dairy of twenty-five cows. In politics he is a Democrat, but not an aspirant to office. He is a member of the P. of H. In 1867 he married Josephine Tucker, born in Jefferson county, N. Y., and they have five children: Alberta, Lillie, Albert, Mary Ette, and Harry. Alberta married Jasper Cool of Leray, and have one daughter, Myrtle. Lillie married Fred Timmerman of Leray. Mr. Soper's father, Schuyler Soper, was a son of Augustus Soper, born in Vermont and came to Oneida county, then to Jefferson county, where he was one of the first settlers of Adams. He afterwards came to Alexandria, and there spent his last days. Schuyler was a farmer and spent his days on a farm in Theresa, where Norris now lives. He married Mary Ette Woodward, and they had five sons and one daugter.

 

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