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Obadiah Lum Sypher and Asa Mahon Sypher

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Obadiah Lum Sypher and Asa Mahon Sypher

Posted: 13 Sep 2012 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
My gr-gr-grandmother, Elizabeth Sypher Horton, was the sister of Obadiah and Asa Mahon Sypher who were very successful in their antiquities business in New York City from 1860 to 1900. They knew the Vanderbilts and several presidents of the United States. They lived in Newport, Rhode Island at one time, and I was wondering if they came from a well-to-do family or did they become successful from their business? Elizabeth doesn't seem to fit into their world considering she was a poor farmer's wife who lived in Kansas. Strange.

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