|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1847|
|Death: ||May 15, 1924|
JOHN S. MUMPER, one of the prosperous business citizens of Mechanicsburg, was reared on the farm where he was born in York County, Pa. The son of Samuel and Catherine (Shultz) Mumper, both of York county. He obtained his education in the country schools. After he grew to manhood, he left the farm and, in 1867 came to Mechanicsburg. Here he worked as a helper in the butcher business while learning the practical details which, some years later, became of great use to him.
On Nov. 30, 1873, he married Mary J. (May) Mumper, also of York County. He farmed a while in York County until 1876, when he returned to Mechanicsburg and embarked in a butchering business for himself. He started in on a small scale, but through his good management and honest endeavors to please the public, prospered from the start, and was successful in the operation of two of the best shops in Cumberland county. He had a pleasant home, and his marriage was blessed with children: May, Mark B., Leon, and Grace.
In politics Mr. Mumper is a stanch Democrat, and he served most acceptably as one of the councilmen of the borough. Fraternally he belonged to the Knights of Malta and the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Mumper was a self-made man, owing his success to his own efforts. Honest, temperate and upright, he was a highly respected and valued citizen of Mechanicsburg.
Mary J. Mumper (1850 - 1909)*
Matilda Mae Mumper Drager (1874 - 1928)*
Mark Blaine Mumper (1876 - 1950)*
Grace Mumper (1878 - 1878)*
Leon R Mumper (1891 - 1956)*
Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Aug 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15385675
Honoring and interlinking the Mumper family at FindAGrave. Rest in peace, John.|
Added: Apr. 5, 2010
In tribute this day.|
Added: Aug. 16, 2006