Ivan Roy Hooper

23 February 1931–7 April 1986 (Age 55)
Grays Harbor, Washington, United States

The Life of Ivan Roy

When Ivan Roy Hooper was born on 23 February 1931, in Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, his father, Roy Thomas Hooper, was 28 and his mother, Vella Robison, was 22. He married Gwen Sylvia Terrill in October 1952, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1986. He registered for military service in 1950. He died on 7 April 1986, in Seaside, Clatsop, Oregon, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ivan Roy Hooper
Gwen Sylvia Terrill
Marriage: October 1952
Kerri Lynn Hooper

Spouse and Children


    Gwen Sylvia Terrill


October 1952
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Richard Thomas Hooper



World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 9

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 16

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoop ‘hoop’, ‘band’.

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

Story Highlight

Using a bell, the only way to fish

From son Rick: Ivan (dad) was a very hard worker. When we first moved to Dayton, he worked as a policeman for the Washington State Highway Patrol, then he opened an Atlantic Richfield Gas and oil di …

Sources (3)

  • Ivan Hooper in household of Roy T Hooper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mr Ivan Roy Hooper, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Ivan Hooper, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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