Biography of John H. Tupper
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Tupper, John H., was born in Troy, N. Y., November 26, 1841. His father, William W. Tupper, was a boatman owning a number of sloops. He retired from steamboating in 1851, and went into the lumber business in New York city and in 1862 entered the iron manufacturing business at which he was engaged until he died, which was in 1893. His mother, Frances E. (Perry) Tupper, is now eighty years of age and lives in New York city. He was educated in private schools in Troy and Brooklyn. He made several trips across the ocean for business and pleasure. In 1860 he entered Charles Merrill & Sons' hardware store in New York city, where he remained until 1862, when he was engaged by the Hudson River Railroad and afterwards became first bookkeeper and then auditor for the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co., New York office He left New York and came to Troy in the fall of 1869, and bought an interest in the coal business of William Barton, an old established business at 433 River street. In 1878 he purchased Mr. Barton's interest and has since carried on the business alone. He belongs to the Laureate Boat Club, of which he was president for a number of years, and has been president of the Troy Coal Exchange since 1891; has been lieutenant in the Troy Citizens Corps, and has been prominently connected with St. Paul's Episcopal and St. John's Episcopal churches; he is one of the directors of the Y. M. C. A. He married Miss Adelaide Taylor, May 20, 1868. She was at the time a resident of Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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