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S. C. Noper

NOPER, S. C., a well-known and successful young merchant of Good Hope, McDonough County, Ill., is a native of Industry Township, of the same county, and is a son of Lewis and Alice Noper. (A sketch of the life of his father appears elsewhere in this volume.) In boyhood Mr. Noper attended the district schools of Walnut Grove Township, McDonough County, and supplemented this schooling by pursuing a course of study in the old Macomb Business College. His early youth was mainly passed on his father's farm in Walnut Grove Township, and at a later period he was for a time employed by Gardner Chandler, of Macomb. In 1891 he located in Good Hope and, in connection with H. E. Yeast, purchased the Creel Brothers dry-goods store, which had then been established about fourteen years. Two years later he bought out the interests of Mr. Yeast, and has since conducted the concern alone, keeping a full stock of boots and shoes, dry-goods, etc. He is possessed of good mercantile capacity and training, and has the faculty of applying himself closely to the details of his business. These qualifications, together with his recognized methods of honest dealing, constitute an assurance that the success which has hitherto attended his efforts will increase as time goes on. Mr. Noper is popular in the community and his friends are numerous.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 968, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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