Fannie Lee Raper

12 February 1920–18 December 2009 (Age 89)
Beach, Ware, Georgia, United States

The Life of Fannie Lee

When Fannie Lee Raper was born on 12 February 1920, in Beach, Ware, Georgia, United States, her father, James Mack Raper, was 28 and her mother, Weltha Ann Holton, was 29. She had at least 2 sons with Carlton Bennett. She lived in District 1461, Cook, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida, United States in 2009. She died on 18 December 2009, in Adel, Cook, Georgia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sparks, Cook, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carlton Bennett
Fannie Lee Raper
James Bailey "J.B." Bennett
Carlton Edwin Bennett

Spouse and Children



    James Bailey "J.B." Bennett


    Carlton Edwin Bennett


Parents and Siblings

    James Mack Raper


    Weltha Ann Holton




    Tressie Belle Raper


    Mattie Odessa Raper


    Lessie Lee Raper


    James M Raper



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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 21

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English (Yorkshire): variant of Roper . In southern dialects of English, Old English -ā- became Middle English -ō-, whereas in Yorkshire -a- was preserved and gave rise to this form of the surname.2 Possibly also an altered spelling of German Röper or Röber ( see Roeber ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie Lee Roper in household of James M Roper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fannie L Bennett in household of Carlton Bennett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fannie Lee Nee-Raper Bennett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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