William Rollins Toppan

1866–1944 (Age 78)
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Rollins

When William Rollins Toppan was born on 27 March 1866, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Smith Toppan, was 35 and his mother, Juliet Atkins Lunt, was 25. He married Carrie H. Clark on 8 November 1888, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 24 December 1944, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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William Rollins Toppan
Carrie H. Clark
Marriage: 8 November 1888
Fayette Toppan
James Smith Toppan
Margaret Eugenia Toppan

Spouse & Children

8 November 1888
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James Smith Toppan


  • Juliet Atkins Lunt




  • James Smith Toppan


  • George Lunt Toppan


  • Male1866–1944Male

  • Frank Willis Toppan


  • Carrie Louise Toppan


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 1

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

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

Possibly an altered spelling of Tappen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Willie Toppan in household of J S Toppan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Tappin in household of Frank S Howard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William R Toppan, "United States Census, 1920"

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