XENIA — John Shupp was born in Greene County in 1874, he was employed at the Miami Powder Company in Goes Station. He continued to work in the gun powder manufacturing business after the Aetna Powder Company bought the firm and later for the Hercules Powder Company in Hercules, California. He retired in 1939 and returned to his native Xenia where he purchased several farms which he managed until his death at the age of 68.
Joan Baxter is a local resident and weekly historical columnist.
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