Niagara County

1897 Biography - Michael Topping

Topping, Michael, was born at Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England, June 5, 1835, a son of the late Michael Topping, who came to America in 1853 and died in Niagara Falls in 1884. Mr. Topping was educated in the Shaftoe Memorial School at his native town and immigrated to America with his parents in 1853, settling near London, Ontario. In 1865 he removed to Niagara Falls and took up the calling of carpenter, which trade he had learned during his sojourn in Canada and which he has pursued ever since. Mr. Topping leads a quiet, retired life, respected and highly esteemed by all who know him. He is a member of Niagara Frontier Lodge No. 132, F. & A. M., of Niagara Chapter No. 200, of Niagara Commandery No. 64, and is also a Royal Templar and a charter member of the A. O. U. W.

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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