Thomas Dwight Nipper

Brief Life History of Thomas Dwight

When Thomas Dwight Nipper was born on 17 October 1909, in Arkansas, United States, his father, John Thomas Nipper, was 27 and his mother, Hattie Ionia Andrews, was 29. He married Opal Bernice Johnson on 15 April 1933, in Columbia, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Dorcheat Township, Columbia, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Buena Vista Township, Columbia, Arkansas, United States in 1920. He died on 12 October 1983, at the age of 73, and was buried in Philadelphia, Columbia, Arkansas, United States.

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Thomas Dwight Nipper
Opal Bernice Johnson
Marriage: 15 April 1933
Gloria Jean Nipper
Nelda J Nipper
Jerry Nipper
Wanda Nipper

Sources (10)

  • Dwight Nippin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dwight Nipper, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Thomas Dwight Nipper, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Nippe in Hesse.

German: nickname for an alert, astute person, from Middle Low German nip ‘exact, sharp (of sight and hearing)’, the -er reflecting the full (masculine) ending.

English (Somerset): variant of Nippard, from a lost place called Nippard in East Tisbury (Wiltshire), which is recorded as Nipret in 1100–35 and Nypred in 1240. The etymology of the placename is unknown.

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

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