Samuel Hugh Leeper

1892–1953 (Age 60)
Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri, United States

The Life of Samuel Hugh

When Samuel Hugh Leeper was born on 15 December 1892, in Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Baker Leeper, was 47 and his mother, Esther Colegrave, was 39. He married Ora Elizabeth Daffron on 14 August 1919, in Butler, Missouri, United States. He lived in Mill Spring Township, Wayne, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Stewardson, Prairie Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died in September 1953, in Sidney, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hugh Leeper
Ora Elizabeth Daffron
Marriage: 14 August 1919

Spouse & Children

  • Male1892–1953Male

  • Ora Elizabeth Daffron


14 August 1919
Butler, Missouri, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Baker Leeper


  • Esther Colegrave




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 12

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Hugh Lieper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hugh Leeper in household of Esther Leeper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Hugh Leeper, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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