Richard Peter Early

2 November 1903–11 February 1981 (Age 77)
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Richard Peter

When Richard Peter Early was born on 2 November 1903, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Richard Peter Early, was 30 and his mother, Hendrina Delia Boers, was 28. In 1930, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as druggist in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. He died on 11 February 1981, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 7

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Earley in Berkshire and Arley in Cheshire, Lancashire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, which derive their names from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.3 English: nickname from Old English eorllīc ‘manly’, ‘noble’, a derivative of eorl ( see Earl ).

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

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  • Richard P Early in household of Richard Early, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard Early Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard P Early Jr. in household of Richard P Early, "United States Census, 1920"

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