|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1845, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1923|
Parents: Henry Adams Cupper from Easton (1817-1885) and Mary (Clarke) Cupper from Worlingworth (1817-1874), 3 sisters: Catherine, Mary Alice, and Hester Cupper; w-Cordelia (Capon) Cupper, mar. 1 Oct 1872, Ipswich, England; 7 children: Harry Charles Adams, Frederick "Fred" William, Cordelia "Ethel", baby girl born 2 Feb 1878, in Ashland, Oregon, and died 26 Feb 1878 in Ashland, Oregon (burial unknown), Nora Alice, Percy Albert, and Morton C. Cupper.
"An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties : with a
brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon." Chicago?: Western
Historical Pub. Co., 1902. Page 476. Grant County.
HENRY A. CUPPER
It is beyond doubt that some of the most thrifty and industrious
agriculturists of our land are those who migrated hither from the mother land of
the colonies, England. Not least among that worthy class is the gentleman of
whom we now have the pleasure of speaking in presenting an epitome of his
career, which has been fraught with enterprise and activity and dominated by a
sagacity that has settled successfully all of the questions of intricacy that
arise in the stockman's life of varied activities.
Henry A. is the son of Henry A. and Mary (Clark) Cupper, and was born in
the village of Benhall, Suffolk county, England, on April 1, 1845. From the
excellent schools of that land he gained his training and in assisting his
father on the farm he became skilled in the art of agriculture and in handling
stock. His father was a prominent man of the county and was occupied largely
with public duties in addition to managing his estates. At the age of
twenty-four years he commenced the battle of life on his own resources. Soon
thereafter his good judgment prompted him to take a helpmate, which he did on
October 1, 1872, the lady of his choice being Miss Cordelia H., daughter of
Charles and Harriet (Cockerell) Capon. Mrs. Cupper is a native of Framlingham,
Suffolk county, and her father was one of the prominent stockmen of that notel
stock county and was instrumental in producing some of the leading specimens of
the noted Suffolk horses. To Mr. and Mrs. Cupper have been born the following
children: Harry C., deceased; Frederick W., married to Laura Gardner, of Drain,
Douglas county; Ethel C.; Nora A., deceased; an infant deceased; Percy A.;
In 1877 Mr. Cupper disposed of his interests in the home land and
accompanied by his family sought the land of his choice, landing in New York,
whence he came direct to Oregon, arriving in February, of that year. From that
time until July, 1878, he spent in looking the country over and finally bought
the place where he now lives, seven miles northwest from Monument. Here he owns
about three thousand acres of land and large bands of stock, especially sheep.
During his first year on the new place Mr. Cupper was called to demonstrate of
what stuff he was made by the outbreak of the Indians, and it was with credit to
himself that he was found right at the front. He assisted in building a fort in
Monument, and was also captain of the night guards of Heppner. In 1887 he took
his family to visit the old home in England, and while there he bought a trio of
the well known Suffolk horses, which he brought to this country. He had the
misfortune to lose the two stallions, but still owns the mare. Mr. Cupper has
gained an enviable distinction as a successful stockman in the quarter of a
century in which he has wrought in this county, and it is with pleasure that we
are able to state that he is one of the leading men in that industry in all this
region. Politically he is a stanch Republican and has the courage of his
convictions. Fraternally he is affiliated with the A.F. & A.M., at Monument.
Mr. and Mrs. Cupper are prominent members of society and they enjoy the
confidence and esteem of all who may have the pleasure of their acquaintance.
Submitted to the Oregon Bios. Project in September 2005 by Diana Smith.
Oregon Statesman, Jan. 10, 1923, page 5 (Salem, Marion, Oregon):
"CUPPER--at the residence, 165 North 13th street, (Marion County, Oregon) Sunday night (Jan. 7, 1923) Henry A. Cupper, age 77 years, husband of Mrs. Cordelia Cupper, father of F. W. (Frederick) Cupper, Morton C. Cupper, Mrs. Ethel Shafer of Monument, Oregon, Percy A. Cupper of Salem and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, January 10, at 10 o'clock from the Rigdon and Son parlors. Remains will be forwarded to Portland for cremation."
Henry Adams Cupper (1817 - 1874)
Mary Clarke Cupper (1817 - 1885)
Cordelia Harriett Capon Cupper (1849 - 1938)
Harry Charles Adams Cupper (1874 - 1893)*
Frederick William Cupper (1874 - 1946)*
Cordelia Ethel Cupper Schafer (1875 - 1950)*
Norah Alice Cupper (1880 - 1890)*
Percy Albert Cupper (1882 - 1943)*
Morton Capon Cupper (1890 - 1972)*
Wilhelm's Portland Memorial
Plot: Hyacinth Chamber, Section C, Tier 5, Niche 5
Created by: Pam Roach
Record added: Jul 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55534174