Sylvester R Soper

24 February 1866–11 September 1886 (Age 20)
Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Sylvester R

When Sylvester R Soper was born on 24 February 1866, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Uriah Soper, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Davidson, was 42. He lived in Lansdowne, Leeds, Canada West, British Colonial America in 1871. He died on 11 September 1886, at the age of 20.

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Uriah Soper
Elizabeth Davidson
Orman Wright Soper
Jane Ann Soper
Nathan S Soper
Brittania Soper
Benjamin Soper
Isabella A. Soper
William L. Soper
Martha Julia Soper
Sylvester R Soper

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World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 1

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 3

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 17

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): occupational name for a soapmaker, from an agent derivative of Middle English sōpe ‘soap’ (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.

Sources (2)

  • Sylvester R Soper, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Sylvester R Soper in the 1871 Census of Canada

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