Biography of W. S. Cuppy
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

W. S. Cuppy, highly esteemed in Wellsville as a substantial citizen, is a native of Columbiana County. He was born in a log cabin in Yellow Creek Township, July 19, 1860, and is the son of Hiram and Margaret (Goddard) Cuppy.

The Cuppy family has lived in Columbiana County since 1811, having settled on a tract of land in Yellow Creek Township, known as Section 15, Range 2, and Township No. 9. Hiram Cuppy became a prosperous farmer and was prominent in local politics. He was a Democrat and a member of the Christian Church. The old Cuppy cemetery, one of the first cemeteries in Columbiana County, was established by Sarah (Malone) Cuppy, grandmother of the subject of this sketch. To Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Cuppy the following children were born: John B., died July 24, 1925; Benjamin, deceased; Edwin, and William, both deceased; W. S., the subject of this sketch; and Elizabeth, married John Kelley, lives at Wellsville.

W. S. Cuppy has spent his entire life in Columbiana County. After completing his schooling he began life as a farmer. He operated the old Malone farm in Yellow Creek Township for a number of years, was later connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad for 13 years, and since April, 1923, has been employed by the U. S. Pottery Company of Wellsville.

On April 2, 1882, Mr. Cuppy was united in marriage with Miss Harriet L. Malone, who was born in Yellow Creek Township in September, 1848, the daughter of David and Hanna (Allaback) Malone. The Malone family also settled in Columbiana County at an early date. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cuppy: Etna Lois, born Nov. 30, 1883, married John Rawlston, lives in Wellsville; one child died in infancy; and James R., born March 16, 1887, lives in Carroll County, Ohio. Mrs. Cuppy died Jan. 29, 1921, and is buried in the Cuppy Cemetery.

Politically, Mr. Cuppy is a Democrat and he has served as a member of Yellow Creek School Board for 30 years. He holds membership in the Christian Church and is a citizen of material worth to his community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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