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Virgil Tupper
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Virgil Tupper, 1892
BornMarch 14, 1869(1869-03-14)
Oil City, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 13, 1951(1951-04-13) (aged 82)
Bay City, Michigan
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Known forPhysician

Virgil Langstaff Tupper (March 14, 1869 – April 13, 1951) was an American physician and surgeon. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1869. He was the son of Benjamin and Selena (Bonnell) Tupper. As a child, Tupper was sent to live with his uncle, Dr. Horace Tupper (1830-1902), in Bay City, Michigan. He attended the public schools in Bay City and then studied at Washington and Jefferson College for one year.[1] He next attended the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Literary Department. He played college football at the guard position for the 1891 and 1892 Michigan Wolverines football teams.[2][3] He subsequently attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, receiving his degree in 1896. He also studied at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, taking specialized courses in gynecology, surgery and children's diseases. He returned to Bay City and took over the medical practice of his uncle, Dr. Horace Tupper.[4] He married Mary Hill Cranage in 1901, and they had two children, Thomas C. Tupper and Marjory Tupper. In 1908, Tupper ceased his general practice and specialized in surgery.[1] He shared ownership of the Cranage Block in Bay City with his brother-in-law, Samuel P. Cranage.[5] He died in April 1951.[6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 History of Michigan, Volume 23, by Charles Moore (Lewis Publishing, 1919), pages 999-1001.
  2. "1891 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1891fbt.htm. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  3. "1892 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1892fbt.htm. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  4. HISTORY OF BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, by CAPT. AUGUSTUS H. GANSSER, pages 497-498.
  5. Who Was Who in the Michigan Sugar Industry.
  6. The National cyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. 41, by James Terry White, page 117.
  7. The historic architecture of Bay City, Michigan, by Dale Patrick Wolicki (1998).
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