Gerald Blair Draper

10 September 1914–11 September 1996 (Age 82)
Green River, Emery, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Gerald Blair

When Gerald Blair Draper was born on 10 September 1914, in Green River, Emery, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Herman Draper, was 25 and his mother, Gladys Ione Johnston, was 18. He married Edythe Maud Gielow about 1932. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1943 and Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States in 1973. He died on 11 September 1996, in Kern, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Gerald Blair Draper
Mary E. Flekal
Marriage: 23 January 1956

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  • Marriage
    23 January 1956Tonopah, Nye, Nevada, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1915 · Dinosaur National Monument
    Age 1
    Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    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.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 23
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman 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.

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    Sources (9)

    • Gerold Blair Draper, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Gerald B Draper in household of James S H Draper, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Gerald B Draper, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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