Arthur Ernest Looper

12 January 1892–28 December 1964 (Age 72)
Overton, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Arthur Ernest

When Arthur Ernest Looper was born on 12 January 1892, in Overton, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Fremont Looper, was 26 and his mother, Laura Bell Floranda Vaughn, was 20. He married Lula Ethel Speck on 7 December 1912, in Overton, Shelby, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 1, Fentress, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1964, in Overton, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United States.

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Arthur Ernest Looper
Lula Ethel Speck
Marriage: 7 December 1912
Clara Deane Looper
Capitola Looper

Spouse and Children

7 December 1912
Overton, Shelby, Tennessee, United States


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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

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

Dutch: literally ‘runner’, an occupational name for a messenger or for someone who made excursions into the woods. In New Netherland the term Boschlooper was used to denote traders who went out (sometimes literally by running) into the woods to intercept Indians bringing furs to Fort Orange (now part of Albany, NY). The practice was forbidden because of the use of coercion to secure a deal, as happened especially when the trader was on horseback.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest Looper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earnest A Looper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earnest A Looper, "United States Census, 1930"

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