Homer Franklin Draper

10 January 1899–8 January 1953 (Age 53)
Nye, Putnam, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Homer Franklin

When Homer Franklin Draper was born on 10 January 1899, in Nye, Putnam, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Harrison Draper, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Adelia Burgess, was 38. He married Pearl Neva Henderson on 5 July 1920, in West Virginia, United States. He lived in Teays Valley, Putnam, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Putnam, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 8 January 1953, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Crown City Cemetery, Crown City, Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Franklin Draper
Lillian M
Marriage: after 1930

Spouse and Children

after 1930
West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Harrison Draper


    Margaret Adelia Burgess




    Zena Clide Draper


    Emma Ethel Draper


    Olie Draper


    Virgie Belle Draper


    George Harvey Draper


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Homer Draper in household of John H Draper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer F Deaper in household of John H Deaper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Homar F Draper in household of John H Draper, "United States Census, 1900"

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