Oscar Oneal Raper

1932–1999 (Age 67)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Oscar Oneal

When Oscar Oneal Raper was born in 1932, in Alabama, United States, his father, Herman Ledius Raper, was 24 and his mother, Verdie Odell Oliver, was 23. He lived in Marion, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 10 Howells, Marion, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died in 1999, at the age of 67.

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Herman Ledius Raper
Verdie Odell Oliver
Herman I. V. Raper
Elvis Otto Raper
Opaline Raper
Oscar Oneal Raper
Hudon Raper
James Earl Raper

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 9

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  

Age 18

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Oneal Raper in household of H L Raper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oneal in entry for Herman I V Raper, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Oneal Raper in entry for James Earl Raper, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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