James A Epperly

1871–1939 (Age 68)
Duncan Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life of James A

When James A Epperly was born in 1871, in Duncan Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States, his father, Eli Epperly, was 27 and his mother, Martha A Doty, was 24. He married Alice M Charles on 29 October 1904, in Henry, Marshall, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 14 May 1939, at the age of 68.

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James A Epperly
Alice M Charles
Marriage: 29 October 1904
LaNora Elvira Epperly
Myra Epperly
Mabel I. Telene "Irlene" Epperly

Spouse and Children


    Alice M Charles


29 October 1904
Henry, Marshall, Illinois, United States


    LaNora Elvira Epperly


    Myra Epperly


    Mabel I. Telene "Irlene" Epperly


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 18

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.

Name Meaning

1 Perhaps Americanized spelling of German Epperle, from a pet form of Eberhardt .2 Altered spelling of English Apperl(e)y, a habitational name from places named Apperley in Gloucestershire, Northumbria, and Somerset or from Apperley Bridge in West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Epperly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James A Epperly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James A Epperly, "United States Census, 1920"

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