Sophia Dorothy Louise Graper

1871–18 January 1953 (Age 82)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Sophia Dorothy Louise

When Sophia Dorothy Louise Graper was born in 1871, in Indiana, United States, her father, Henry Ferdinand Graper, was 49 and her mother, Wilhelmina Dorthea Schmidt, was 42. She married Edward Lincoln Inness on 5 October 1884, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Graham Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 January 1953, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Edward Lincoln Inness
Sophia Dorothy Louise Graper
Marriage: 5 October 1884
Daisy Pearl Inness
Maggie Georgia Inness
Rose D. Inness
Clara May Inness
Arthur Anderson Inness
Florence Jesse Inness

Spouse and Children

5 October 1884
Indiana, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Henry Ferdinand Graper


    Wilhelmina Dorthea Schmidt




    Henry Herman Graper


    Caroline Graper


    John Graper


    William Henry Graper



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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 Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

North German (Gräper): occupational name for a maker of metal or earthenware vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German grope ‘pot’. Compare Grape .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Inness in household of Edward Inness, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sophia Inness in household of Edward L Inness, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sophia Inness in household of Edward L Inness, "United States Census, 1940"

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