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Erastus Burrows Soper

Erastus Burrows Soper, American lawyer, banker.


  • Soper, Erastus Burrows was born on September 15, 1841 in Pitcher, New York, United States. Son of Jacob and Celinda (Harvey) Soper.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cornell College, Iowa, 1868, A.M., 1871, Doctor of Laws, 1904.


    • Private Company K, 1st Iowa Infantry, April-August 1861. Sergeant to captain Company D, 12th Iowa Infantry, 1861-1865. Admitted to bar, 1870.

      Located in practice at Estherville, Iowa, 1871, and established office at Emmetsburg, 1876. President First National Bank of Emmetsburg. Trustee Cornell College, since 1877(later president of the board).

      Chairman Iowa Shiloh Military Park Commission.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Lizzie A. Cory, November 19, 1867.
    • father: Jacob Soper
    • mother: Celinda (Harvey) Soper
    • spouse: Lizzie A. Cory
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    Born September 15, 1841
    Died March 31, 1917
    (aged 75)