Gilbert J H Graper Sr

15 July 1865–July 1954 (Age 88)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Gilbert J H

When Gilbert J H Graper Sr was born on 15 July 1865, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, William E Graper, was 24 and his mother, Caroline D Brandenburg, was 23. He married Emma KLAPROTH on 8 January 1889, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in July 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 89, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Gilbert J H Graper Sr
Marriage: 8 January 1889
Gilbert Emil William Graper Jr
Caroline Graper

Spouse and Children

8 January 1889
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William E Graper


    Caroline D Brandenburg





    William M. Graper


    Emil H Graper


    Louise Graper


    Frederick Frank Graper


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 2

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

North German (Gräper): occupational name for a maker of metal or earthenware vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German grope ‘pot’. Compare Grape .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gilbert J Graper in household of G W Graper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gilbert J Graper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gilbert J H Graper, "United States Census, 1910"

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