George Harrison Raper

4 August 1882–26 October 1953 (Age 71)
Missouri, United States

The Life of George Harrison

When George Harrison Raper was born on 4 August 1882, in Missouri, United States, his father, Jonathan R. Raper, was 49 and his mother, Mary Jane Petross, was 41. He married Elsie Amelia Hotchkiss on 20 December 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Chandler, Fremont, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States in 1940. He died on 26 October 1953, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

George Harrison Raper
Elsie Amelia Hotchkiss
Marriage: 20 December 1917
Georgie Raper

Spouse and Children

20 December 1917


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Jane Petross




    Willie E Raper


    Alice Raper


    Milton J. Raper



    Emma H. Raper


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World Events (8)

1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 8

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1890: Fremont, Colorado, United States
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 19

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

Name Meaning

1 English (Yorkshire): variant of Roper . In southern dialects of English, Old English -ā- became Middle English -ō-, whereas in Yorkshire -a- was preserved and gave rise to this form of the surname.2 Possibly also an altered spelling of German Röper or Röber ( see Roeber ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George H Roper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George H Raper in household of Mary J Raper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George H Raper, "United States Census, 1940"

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