On this day in 1874, Charles Toppan died. The second son of Edward and Rachel (Smith) Toppan, Charles Toppan was born Feb. 10, 1796, in Newburyport. When only 18 years of age, he was employed by Draper, Murray & Fairman, bank-note engravers, in Philadelphia and in 1858 was elected president of the American Bank Note Company. He died in Florence, Italy, Nov. 20, 1874.
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Historical Society of Old Newbury