Paul Casper

Male11 January 1911–9 December 1976

Brief Life History of Paul

When Paul Casper was born on 11 January 1911, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jerome C Casper, was 32 and his mother, Fannie Hill, was 32. He married Bernice Bell Jones on 9 February 1937, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 December 1976, in Jacksonville, Onslow, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Onslow, North Carolina, United States.

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Paul Casper
Bernice Bell Jones
Marriage: 9 February 1937
Betty Jane Casper

Sources (13)

  • Paul Casper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Paul Casper, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Paul Casper, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1937Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1918 · Fort Bragg Established

    Age 7

    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.


    Age 18

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from the personal name Casper (in English this is a variant of Jasper , in German a variant of Kaspar and Kasper ), Latin Caspar(us), Gaspar(us). It is widely understood to be from the Persian word gazbar ‘treasurer’, and was ascribed by popular tradition in Europe to one of the three Magi (see also Baltazar and Melchior ) who according to the Bible (in which they are not named) brought gifts to the new-born Christ. Their supposed remains were taken to Cologne from Constantinople in the 12th century; hence the popularity of the name Casper and its variants in Germany and elsewhere in central Europe. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Polish Kasper , Czech Kašpar (see Kaspar ), Croatian Gašpar (see Gaspar ), and Slovenian Gašper (see Gasper ), and also their derivatives.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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