Biography of Saxton C. Shoup
Ridge Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

SAXTON C. SHOUP, son of Samuel Shoup, was brought up on the farm, and attended the district schools of his community. He was employed at home till he attained his majority, when he began operations on his own resources, being quite successful in his undertakings. His attention is turned chiefly to farming and stock raising. In 1878, he invented an automatic gate, which he has obtained a patent upon, and which he has handled to good advantage, having realized $2, 500 to $3,000 on the article since its invention. Mr. Shoup was married, April 21, 1875, to Miss Ettie Heck, a native of Hancock County, Ohio, born September 27, 1857, and daughter of John and Lydia (Sheseick) Reck, who were natives of Pennsylvania and Wayne County, Ohio, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Shoup have one child, Blanche R., born February 1, 1876. In politics, Mr. Shoup adheres to the faith of his fathers. He is one of the representative young farmers of his township, and is possessed of good character. He and Mrs. S. are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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