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James Smith Topham
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1832
Delaware, USA
Death: May 24, 1912
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

James Topham was a manufacturer of trunks and leather goods including harnesses. Today his trunks are found in antique stores, on Ebay and Craigslist. He was also awarded several government contracts including manufacturing canvas bags for census workers. One of his advertisements stated that Theodore Roosevelt bought Topham trunks for a safari to Africa.

The following is from contibutor, Fred Sanford: He sold his factory on 7th Northwest to Kasper Kneessi as each needed a larger place to make trunks and leather goods. The new location was several blocks closer to the White House while the prior location was just a short walk to the United States Congress. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ann Marie Mitchell White Topham (1829 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  George Howard Topham (1861 - 1930)*
  Lyda Topham Oldfield (1865 - 1944)*
  Lincoln Topham (1865 - 1866)*
  James Topham (1865 - 1866)*
  Rodolph Topham (1867 - 1867)*
  Edwin Topham (1871 - 1871)*
  Frederick Swentzel Topham (1873 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 661.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jan 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46287775
James Smith Topham
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James Smith Topham
Added by: Fred Sanford
 
James Smith Topham
Added by: Fred Sanford
 
 
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 Added: Oct. 22, 2012
 
 
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