Bio: Clapp, Oscar F. (1841 - 1882)
Surnames: Clapp, Perry, Porter, Spaulding, Thorpe, Burgiss, Hersett
----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin
OSCAR F. CLAPP, dealer in books, stationery and fancy articles. Black River Falls, Wisconsin, was born in Jefferson Co., Ohio, Sept. 16, 1841; went to La Crosse. Wis., with his father, in the Summer of 1854; in the Fall of the same year came to Black River Falls and commenced clerking for W. B. Porter, druggist, continuing to do so for four years, after which he started in the grocery business with his father, the firm afterward changing to Clapp & Perry. In 1872, Clapp sold out to Perry, and went to clerking for D. P. Spaulding, Remained there ten months; then went back to work for W. B. Porter, and continued with him until he started in his present business. Is a member of A. F. & A. M., Black River Lodge No. 74. and also of Temple of Honor; has been Town Treasurer two years. Town Clerk one year. Married (27 Apr 1864) to Sophia W. Thorpe; she was born in Ohio, April 21, 164. Have two children living, Charlie O. and Maud S.
*Oscar F. Clapp died 28 Feb 1882 at the age of 43 yrs, 5 mo., 15 days. He is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
1880 Federal Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 284
Oscar F. Clapp, white, married,
father's birthplace : New York, United States
mother's birthplace : Ohio, United States
self Oscar F. Clapp M 40 Ohio, United States
wife Sophia W. Clapp F 46 Ohio, United States
son Chas. O. Clapp M 5 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Maud F. Clapp F 3 Wisconsin, United States
grandmother Harriet Thorpe F 79 Vermont, United States
other Mary Burgiss F 16 Wisconsin, United States
other Geo. W. Van Hersett M 26 Illinois, United States
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