John Milan Opie

15 February 1888–26 November 1977 (Age 89)
California, United States

The Life of John Milan

When John Milan Opie was born on 15 February 1888, in California, United States, his father, George Winfield Opie, was 52 and his mother, Mary Ann Mc Crary, was 38. He married Gladys Eleanor Slater about 1914, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1977, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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John Milan Opie
Gladys Eleanor Slater
Marriage: about 1914
Dorothy Lee Opie
George Louis Opie
Betty Jane Opie

Spouse and Children

about 1914
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Cornish: from the medieval personal name Oppy, Obby, a pet form of various personal names such as Osborn, Osbert, and Osbald.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Opie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John M Opie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John M Opie, "United States Census, 1920"

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