Sanford Volney Topping

5 August 1870–19 September 1934 (Age 64)
Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Sanford Volney

When Sanford Volney Topping was born on 5 August 1870, in Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Volney Sidney Topping, was 26 and his mother, Eunice Miranda Porter, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Harroun on 10 September 1893, in Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Grand Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Saratoga, Wood, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 September 1934, in Nekoosa, Wood, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Plover Cemetery, Plover, Portage, Wisconsin, United States.

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Sanford Volney Topping
Mary Elizabeth Harroun
Marriage: 10 September 1893
Ethel Viola Topping
Jennie Christina Topping
Eunice Elnora Topping

Spouse and Children

10 September 1893
Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 13

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (common in Lancashire and northern Ireland): from a patronymic or pet form of Topp , or possibly from an unattested Old English personal name Topping.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samford Tapping, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Vandford Taping, "United States Census, 1900"
  • S V Topping in household of Henry Shiprath, "United States Census, 1930"

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