Ripson, William, was born in Porter, September 15, 1834, a son of Tice and Sophia (Giddings) Ripson, who came to Porter in a very early day and here lived and died. William Ripson was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He was a manufacturer of agricultural implements and foundryman and also owned thirty acres of land near Youngstown. He carried on business until his death, October 30, 1893, and the firm is now under the same name, William Ripson & Son. In politics he was a Democrat, and he and wife were Episcopalians, he being one of the officers and builders of the church and held office until his death. He was married in 1853 to Marcella Lloyd, daughter of John Lloyd, who came to Porter in 1800 and had one of the first deeded farms from the Holland purchase. To Mr, and Mrs. Ripson was born one son, Julius M., born December 28, 1853. Julius Ripson carries on the business of his father in partnership with his mother.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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