Alfred Floyd Soper

Brief Life History of Alfred Floyd

Alfred Floyd Soper was born on 23 October 1817, in Huntington, Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States. He married Jane Matilda Skidmore on 2 February 1846, in Huntington, Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 January 1862, in New York, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Babylon, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Floyd Soper
1817–1862
Jane Matilda Skidmore
1823–1896
Marriage: 2 February 1846
Jennie Eliza Soper
1848–1935
Sarah Matilda Soper
1850–1905
Alfred Warfield Soper
1852–1936
Wellington D Soper
1855–1912
Randolph Floyd Soper
1857–1935

Sources (10)

  • Alfred Soper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alfred F Soper, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Alfred F Soper, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name from Middle English soper(e), sap(i)ere ‘soaper, maker or seller of soap’ (Old English sāpere, apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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

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