Jasper Cullen Sykes

Brief Life History of Jasper Cullen

When Jasper Cullen Sykes was born on 16 July 1903, in Washington, United States, his father, Cullen R. Sykes, was 31 and his mother, Rosa E. Herron, was 20. He married Opal Magnolia Neil on 30 March 1931, in Parker, Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Milton Election Precinct, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 27 May 1985, in Monroe, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 81.

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Jasper Cullen Sykes
Opal Magnolia Neil
Marriage: 30 March 1931
Phyllis Jean Sykes
Virginia Sykes

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  • Jasper Sykes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jasper Cullen Sykes, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Jasper Sykes in entry for Opal Magnolia Sykes, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a small watercourse, especially one flowing through flat or marshy ground, or near a gully, dip, or hollow, from Middle English sik(e) ‘stream, ditch’ (Old Norse sík). Early and later examples of the surname occur in alternate singular and plural forms. It is the plural or -s form that has become the general usage as a surname, perhaps reinforced by the common practice in the post-medieval period of adding excrescent -s to topographic surnames with an original singular form. By the 16th century the name had spread by migration into the North Midlands. Elsewhere, only Norfolk seems to have produced this name independently, but its survival into the present day is uncertain. Compare Sitch , which once flourished in the West Midlands, and derives from an equivalent word, Middle English sich, of Old English origin.

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

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