Hugo Gasper

23 March 1891–May 1969 (Age 78)
Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Hugo

When Hugo Gasper was born on 23 March 1891, in Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, his father, John Peter GASPER, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth KUHN, was 31. He married Cynthia Adelia Cowles on 30 November 1911, in Smyrna, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States. He died in May 1969, in Gladwin, Gladwin, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Hugo Gasper
Cynthia Adelia Cowles
Marriage: 30 November 1911

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1911Smyrna, Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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.
    1903 · Ford Motor Company
    Age 12
    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 21
    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

    German: from a variant of the personal names Kaspar and Kasper , equivalents of Casper . The surname Gasper, which is not always of German origin, is also found in some other European countries, e.g. in Slovakia and Tanzania.Slovenian and Slovak (Gašper): from the personal name Gašper, equivalent of Casper (in Slovak as a variant of Gašpar; see Gaspar ). In North America, this surname may also be a shortened form of any of patronymics and other derivatives of the personal name Gašper, e.g. Slovak Gašperčík.English (Cumbria): nickname from Old French gai ‘bright, showy’ + Middle English spor ‘spur’ (Old English spura), denoting someone who wore showy spurs.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Huge Gasper, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
    • Hugo Gasper in household of John P Gasper, "United States Census, 1900"

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