|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1819|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1908|
West Virginia, USA
Hon. Gibson Lamb Cranmer, comp., History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens, (Biographical Pub. Co., Chicago 1902), p. 755 & 756
JOHN COX HUPP, A. M., M. D., a distinguished physician of Wheeling, West Virginia, . . ., comes from a family noted for heroism and sacrifice in the days of Indian warfare. Philip, John, Frank, Palsar and another brother whose name is not now known, came in 1770 to the frontier from the Shenandoah Valley, and settled on the Dutch Fork of the Buffalo, in what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, then claimed as a part of Virginia. Frank Hupp was shot by an Indian at Jonathan Link's cabin, 12 miles west of Wheeling, on Middle Wheeling Creek, in September, 1771. John, grandfather of John Cox Hupp, was killed while defending Miller's blockhouse on Buffalo Creek from the Indians on Easter Sunday, 1772. Palsar Hupp settled on the banks of the Monongahela, near Millsboro, and Philip settled in Dutch Creek Valley.
John Hupp, one of the brothers above members, left a son of the same name (the father of the subject in this sketch), who was two years old at the time of the siege of the blockhouse, in which he was when his father was killed. He was born July 27, 1780, and on January 19, 1813, was married to Ann Cox, by whom he had four children: Isaac, Joseph; Louisa; and John Cox, of whom only the last named survives. The father died March 12, 1864, and the mother, who was born June 7, 1791, died November 26, 1875.
John Cox Hupp was born in Donegal township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1819. He was educated at West Alexander Academy and Wash-ington College, Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1844, taking the degree of A. M. in 1848. He was a fellow student in this institution of the illustrious James G. Blaine. He studied medicine under Dr. F. Julius LeMoyne and at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1847. He located in Wheeling, December 16, 1847, and commenced practice in a humble way. A hard, close student, with fixed purpose to excel in his calling, success was his reward. He built up a wide and lucrative practice, and reached the pinnacle of his profession. He was the founder of the State Medical Society, and on February 20, 1870, brought chloral hydrate to the notice of the profession in a case of puerperal mania. In 1873 he inaugurated the policy in the Wheeling schools that when a female teacher does the work of a male instructor she shall have the same remuneration and rank as he would. In 1873 he made a successful effort before the board of education to obtain free school education for colored children, and to establish free night schools. In 1875, through his influence, the German language became a branch of study in the public schools, and in 1877 he was equally successful in making industrial drawing a regular branch of study in the schools. For these liberal efforts he was serenaded by his German friends, and the colored citizens presented him with a gold-headed cane. In 1875 he was appointed a delegate of the American Medical Association to the European Medical Association, which met at Brussels, and was a member of the executive committee of the Centennial Medical Commission to the International Medical Congress at Philadelphia in 1876. Dr. Hupp witnessed the first cremation in the United States in 1876, that of Baron de Palm at Washington, Pennsylvania, in the crematory built under the direction of his former preceptor, Dr. LeMoyne, in which Dr. Gross was subsequently cremated. Dr. Hupp has numerous notable surgical cases to his credit, and has contributed many valuable papers to the leading medical journals of the country. In 1850 he was physician to the Ohio County almshouse and jail, to the United States District Court, to the city board of health, and to the Children's Home; and in 1863 he was commissioned by Governor Pierpont as state vaccine agent, and was re-appointed by Governors Boreman, Stevenson and Jacobs, serving in all fifteen years. He was president of the Ohio county board of supervisors, and in 1862 became United States pension examining surgeon. He was president of the board until he resigned in 1888, and was visiting physician to the West Virginia Home for Aged and Friendless Women. He is a consulting physician of the new city hospital. Dr. John Cox Hupp possesses literary ability to a high degree, and has a vast fund of interesting reminiscences of the early days of the border line of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and has contributed largely to the press, and also to Creigh's History of Washington County, Pennsylvania. An additional testimonial to his qualifications in this respect is found in the fact that by the voice of his college classmates at the reunion held at Washington, Pennsylvania, August 4, 1869, he was chosen to prepare the quarter century historical sketch of his classmates; other duties, however, prevented his performance of this work. He is well equipped with diaries and voluminous scrapbooks, denoting much mental occupation and energetic investigation through all departments of human interest. Dr. Hupp has an extensive circle of friends. He was a strong Unionist during the Civil War.
Dr. Hupp was married March 1, 1853, and of his family of three sons and three daughters one son is deceased. Two sons and two daughters live in Wheeling.
He was married to Carolene Louisa Todd on March 1, 1853. Carolene Louisa Todd was born in November 1832. She died on January 7, 1915. Carolene Louisa Todd was the daughter of Dr. A[rchibald] S[tevenson] Todd and Mary E. Jarrett.
Carolene Louise Todd Hupp (1832 - 1915)*
Archibald Todd Hupp (1856 - 1943)*
Ann Louise Hupp Bullard (1862 - 1925)*
Frank LeMoyne Hupp (1865 - 1929)*
Augusta Genevieve Hupp Dickinson (1868 - 1948)*
John Cox Hupp (1870 - 1873)*
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Leona Gustafson
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
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