Roy William Loper

1895–1961 (Age 66)
Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roy William

When Roy William Loper was born on 20 January 1895, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, William C. Loper, was 39 and his mother, Laura Greenawalt, was 35. He married Octa Alma Thomas in 1919, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1920 and Bloomfield Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 8 March 1961, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Roy William Loper
Octa Alma Thomas
Marriage: 1919
Roy William Loper
Helen Virginia Loper
Thomas E Loper
Lewis Clifton Loper
Robert Gordon Loper
Myrtle Ernestine Loper
Donald Gorman Loper

Spouse & Children

Texas, United States


  • Roy William Loper


  • Female1924–2009Female

  • Thomas E Loper


  • Male1927–2010Male

  • Robert Gordon Loper


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William C. Loper


  • Female1859–1906Female



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 2

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (Löper): occupational name for a messenger or for someone who made excursions into the woods ( see Looper ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy W Loper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy W Loper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Loper in household of Wm Loper, "United States Census, 1900"

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