Simpson T. Sopris

Simpson T. Sopris

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death 10 Aug 1928 (aged 82)
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 35603075 · View Source
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Simpson T Sopris was born in Aurora, Indiana, December 3, 1845. He came overland in a covered wagon with his father, the late and former Denver Mayor Captain Richard Sopris, his mother, brothers and sisters. They arrived in Denver April 23, 1860. His brothers, George and Elbridge, the lad kept the home fires burning in the new settlement while his father, answering the summons of President Abraham Lincoln, went to war with the Federal Army. Unlike most of the restless youths of that day, he elected to remain in Denver, rather than roam the mountains in search of gold.
Accepting an offer of a job in a newspaper office, young Sopris thought for a while to follow journalism but later took up a commercial career, joining the J. S. Brown Mercantile Co., when his sister, the late Irene Sopris, married young Mr. Brown. Simpson Sopris donated the "Sopris Gates" at the south entrance of City Park in Denver in memory of his father. He later added the fountain in the rose garden as a memorial to his mother Elizabeth Sopris. He died following a month's illness on August 10th 1928.He was 82 years old.


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  • Created by: Scott Braddy
  • Added: 6 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35603075
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simpson T. Sopris (3 Dec 1845–10 Aug 1928), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35603075, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Scott Braddy (contributor 46980257) .