John Creelman Tupper was born on 10 Sep 1835 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was Canadian and Presbyterian. In 1881 he was a farmer.
John was deaf, and so was his wife, Mary Bateman. Both attended the School for the Deaf in Halifax, John (along with his brother Robert) being one of the very first students. John later taught there.
They appeared in the census in 1881 in Middle Stewiacke (Colchester County) Nova Scotia. In June of 1885, John Tupper asked his brother-in-law, John Wright (Sarah's husband), to send a letter to Amelia (Tupper) Tait, requesting that Amelia pay $75 to Anthony Smith of Lower Stewiacke. In the letter, John Wright notes that he has "bought a horse for John [Tupper]. I am to pay $15 for him on it fo the use of it 6 weeks. It is a nice young mare."
There was a notice in the Truro Daily News on Wednesday, January 16, 1901 that announced John's death: "DIED - TUPPER - At Otterbrook, Colchester Co., John C. Tupper aged 66 years."
Mary Bateman was born about 1851 in Nova Scotia, Canada. She died between 1884 and 1887.
John C. Tupper and Mary Bateman had the following children, who were all deaf:
George H. Tupper, born in 1874/75.
John Tupper, born in 1877/78.
Fred Tupper, born about Aug 1880.
Charles Tupper was born about 1884.
(Male) Tupper (died in infancy).
After Mary's death, John married again, to Christy Ross, who was also deaf. They had no children.