Richard Peter Early

Male2 November 1903–11 February 1981

Brief Life History 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. He married Irene Lucille Lewis on 23 March 1929, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. 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, and was buried in Richland, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Richard Peter Early
Irene Lucille Lewis
Marriage: 23 March 1929

Sources (11)

  • Richard P Early, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Richard Peter Early, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Richard Early, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1929St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
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    Siblings (9)

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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

    Irish: in Ireland, this is generally the English name in 2 below, but it was also adopted for any of several Irish surnames that contain or appear to contain moch, which means ‘early’ or ‘timely’, including Ó Mocháin (see Mohan ), Ó Mochóir, Ó Mochéirghe, and Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe (from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’). The name appears in Scotland by the end of the 18th century, possibly sometimes from England but mostly no doubt from Ireland.

    English: habitational name chiefly from Earley (Berkshire), but Earnley (Sussex), Arley (Warwickshire), Areley Kings (Worcestershire), and Upper Arley (Worcestershire) may also have contributed to the surname. All five placenames are derived from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Americanized form of German Ehrle .

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

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